Outdoor Access Initiative Q3 Grants Support Trail Construction, Rehabilitation, Maintenance and More
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces that the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) has contributed more than $116,000 in grants for the third quarter of 2022. This latest funding cycle showcases Yamaha OAI’s mission to protect, improve and expand access to public lands for motorized and outdoor recreation through projects that build, protect, and restore access to more than 40,000 acres and 600 miles of trails for motorized recreation.
“Two of the groups funded this quarter, TreadLightly! and Wenatchee Valley TREAD, will use OAI grants to rehabilitate OHV trails and riding areas that have been closed following destructive wildfires. It is gratifying to provide essential resources that restore access to public lands for OHV riders to once again enjoy,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha Motorsports Marketing Manager. “We encourage those who manage or ride trail systems and riding areas affected by closures and storm, fire or other damage to contact us for similar support – OAI funding from Yamaha can have an immediate and lasting impact. even serve to match the funds. for larger state and federal grants.”
Projects funded in the Q3 2022 grant cycle include:
- BlueRibbon Coalition (Labyrinth Rims/Gemini Bridges, UT)
- Grand Lake Trail Grooming, Inc. (Grand Lake, CO)
- The Great Outdoors Fund (Beasley Knob OHV area, GA)
- LANDS Foundation (Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, CA)
- Range Riders ATV Club (Len Hardy Memorial Trail, Itasca County, MN)
- Tread Lightly! (Cinder Hills, AZ OHV Area)
- Wenatchee Valley TREAD (Mad River Trail, Entiat, WA)
The application deadline for consideration in the final 2022 funding cycle is December 15, 2022. Riding clubs, land management associations, and public land managers are encouraged to work alongside grantees Yamaha to identify projects and request support. Visit YamahaOAI.com for submission guidelines, the Yamaha OAI grant application form, answers to the most popular questions about the program, and summaries of some typical projects for inspiration.
About Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative
Since 2008, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative has led the powersports industry in supporting responsible access to our nation’s public lands for outdoor enthusiasts. With more than $5 million contributed to more than 400 projects across the country, Yamaha has directly and indirectly supported thousands of miles of motorized recreational trails, maintained and rehabilitated riding and hunting grounds, improved staging areas, provided farm organizations essential OHV safety education, has built bridges over fish-bearing streams, and partnered with local outdoor enthusiast communities across the country to improve access to public lands. Each quarter, Yamaha accepts applications from nonprofit or tax-exempt organizations, including OHV riding clubs and associations, national, state, and local public land use agencies, outdoor enthusiast associations, and wildlife conservation groups. land interested in protecting, improving, expanding and/or maintaining access for safe, responsible and sustainable public use.
Updated guidelines, application form, information and news about the Outdoor Access Initiative are available at YamahaOAI.com. For specific questions about Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative, please call the dedicated hotline at 1-877-OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724), email OHVAccess@Yamaha-Motor.com or write to:
Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
3065 Chastain Meadows Parkway, Bldg. 100
Marietta, GA 30066
About Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the outdoor recreation industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include motorcycles and scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides, snowmobiles, WaveRunner personal watercraft, boats, outboard motors, outdoor power equipment, power-assisted electric bicycles, golf, power assisted wheelchair systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and robotic machines, drones, accessories, apparel, Yamalube products and much more. YMUS products are sold through a national network of distributors and dealers in the United States.
YMUS has a corporate office in California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Additional US-based subsidiaries include Yamaha Marine Systems Company (YMSC) with divisions Bennett Marine (Florida), Kracor Systems (Wisconsin) and Siren Marine, Inc. (Rhode Island), Skeeter Boats (Texas), with the G3 Boats division (Missouri) and Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana).
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