Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative

From: http://www.yamahaoai.com/

The Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative is dedicated to those who work and play outdoors including, but not limited to, those who rely on off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to ride, camp, hunt, fish or farm.

Supporting the outdoor enthusiast, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative’s mission is to provide practical support for efforts that promote safe, responsible use of OHVs, educate the public on proper recreational land use and wildlife conservation practices, and protect appropriate and sustainable access to public lands.

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Tread Lightly! Announces 25 Partner-Funded Stewardship Projects Across Nation

TreadLightly logo. SALT LAKE CITY – In one of the most ambitious Restoration for Recreation™ initiatives in its history, Tread Lightly! has awarded funding for 25 stewardship projects throughout the country.  The projects will capstone the celebration of Tread Lightly!’s 25 year anniversary.  Funding was made possible through a partnership with the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative, Federal Premium Ammunition, Bushnell and the Dallas Safari Club.

The initiative, named 25 for 25, includes projects in 18 states.  Each is spearheaded by Tread Lightly! members or agency partners, including enthusiast clubs, Boy Scout troops, nonprofits, and individuals.  All are expected to be completed by the end of summer, 2016. Off-highway trails, shooting ranges, campgrounds, hunting areas, and other sites will all benefit from the program.

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2016 CTVA Fun Run

More than 109 people enjoyed this year’s CTVA Fun Run at Hellgate campground on Canyon Ferry Lake over Father’s Day weekend. The weather was sunny and beautiful aside from a Friday evening thunder shower. The Friday evening “potluck dinner” was a big hit with everyone. One Way Marine provided the main course of fried chicken, and members brought numerous delicious side dishes. Following the dinner a discussion was held with local law enforcement officers concerning laws that apply to OHV riders.

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With Gratitude from Mona Ehnes

Thank you to all members who have been consistently donating extra money with their renewals.  With those donations our trail maintenance fund is now at $3500.   The special t-shirts are still in the production stage, not forgotten.  The extra donations to the MTVRA Special Fund (legal) came to $2900 for the last year.   The extra donations are appreciated and I promise not to come up with another cause for donations.

2016 ATVMX Series Schedule Announced

from AMA ATV E News

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - MX Sports Pro Racing and the ATV Promoters Group (ATVPG) are pleased to announce the 2016 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX) series schedule. The 31st Annual AMA ATV Motocross Championship will feature 10 amateur rounds and 11 AMA Pro points rounds, visiting many of the most legendary facilities in addition to a new stop on the circuit.

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NOHVCC’s New “Great Trails” Book Is A Premier Resource Guide For The OHV Industry

by Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer

To celebrate its 25th Anniversary, the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) has created a valuable new resource that will benefit the entire OHV industry. Four years in the making, it was painstakingly crafted by one industry expert, with assistance from 20 more, and funded by 30 OHV agencies and organizations.

“Great Trails: Providing Quality OHV Trails and Experiences,” a 350-page book, was officially released October 30, 2015, at the opening session of the joint conference of NOHVCC and the International Off-Highway Vehicle Administrators Association (INOHVAA).

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New OHV Program Manager Montana State Parks

Erin Proctor

I came on board as the Montana State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle Program Manager in December of 2014. I worked in the private sector for the last several years, and excited to see how my new position with Montana State Parks can affect positive
change in Montana’s OHV culture and riding opportunities. My husband and I moved to Montana in April of 2007 from the agricultural community of Walla Walla, Washington and immediately felt at home. I grew up working on the family ranch,
where we raised alfalfa, wheat, peas and cows. I continue to live an outdoor lifestyle, and enjoy ATV rides, camping, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding (not often enough!) and sometimes fishing.

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RCORUA Receives Award

From Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association • http://www.rohva.org

On November 11, 2014, Bitterroot National Forest Supervisor Julie King presented the 2014 Regional Forester’s Honor Award For Engaging Urban America to the Ravalli County Off Road User Association (RCORUA). This award recognizes RCORUA volunteers for their “Ride the Right Trail” educational program for elementary school children.

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Montana’s Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Committee

Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) established an Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Committee (OHVAC) in 1992. The committee advises FWP on the distribution of annual OHV grant funds and provides recommendations to FWP, the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service regarding OHV related issues. The OHVAC typically meets two or three times a year. Press releases announce the dates and times of those meetings and they are open to the public.

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Trailside first-aid

Meniscus tears and ACL damage being popular injuries. At about any time when listening to a sports broadcast, you can hear the announcer report about an athlete damaging his ACL. The reasons behind this is obvious after you know what the ACL and meniscus do and why.

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