Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative is their community service program guaranteeing responsible access to our nation’s land for outdoor enthusiasts. Through this program, Yamaha has directly and indirectly supported thousands of miles of motorized recreation trails, maintained and rehabilitated riding and hunting areas, improved staging areas, supplied agricultural organizations with essential OHV safety education, 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 land conservation groups with an interest in protecting, improving, expanding and/or maintaining access for safe, responsible and sustainable public use. A committee then reviews each application and awards grants to deserving projects. Examples of appropriate projects for grants include, but are not limited to: # Trail development, restoration and maintenance # Trail signage and map production # Staging area construction, renovation and maintenance # Land stewardship, safety and education.
Updated guidelines, an application form and information on the Outdoor Access Initiative are available at www.YamahaOAI.com. For specific questions about the Outdoor Access Initiative, call Yamaha’s dedicated hotline at 1-877-OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724), [email protected] or write to: Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Yamaha Motor Corp., USA 1270 Chastain Road Kennesaw, GA 30144
Yamaha employees, family members and other volunteers help to reopen a riding area in the San Bernardino National Forest that had been closed because of a fire. They planted florae and built straw waffles to control erosion and maintain the trails. Their dedicated work to this area has been on-going for 10 years.