Project 4: Access Granted

Access Granted

"This grant is essential to successfully developing a new managed-riding opportunity, which respects the sensitive resources in the Astoria District of the Clatsop State Forest. We greatly appreciate our partnership with Yamaha." LARRY SPROUSE
Support Unit Forester
Oregon Department of Forestry, Astoria District

Properly maintained trails are key access points for outdoors enthusiasts who want to enjoy recreational opportunities on public land. With that in mind, the Oregon Department of Forestry (DOF) sought out the support of the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative to assist in the development of a designated and managed ATV trail network in the Clatsop State Forest. The Yamaha OHV Access Initiative is a nationwide, proactive, grassroots program supported by Yamaha dealers and customers that promotes safe, responsible riding and sustainable, open riding areas. Through the OHV Access Initiative, Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., provides financial support to deserving organizations by way of its G.R.A.N.T. (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nations Trails) program. Similarly, Yamaha supports Outdoor Life's Save-a-Stream program, an initiative that brings volunteers together to clean up local waterways, providing greater recreational enjoyment for today's sportsmen and future generations.

In this case, Yamaha OHV Access Initiative funding helped purchase construction materials for trail-designation signs as well as eight bridges to be built over fish-bearing streams on four trails. The bridges will help alleviate the potential for serious resource damage, which previously had led to several area closures and restrictions.

Yamaha's support not only helps establish public access, but will also help the DOF protect the riding area by appropriately managing OHV opportunities. And its sponsorship of Outdoor Life's Save-a-Stream aids in the restoration of America's waterways, one stream at a time. For more information, please visit yamahaoutdoors.com.