June 30, 2022

Yamaha Off Road Trail Grants –Due Sept. 30

Government agencies are eligible for grants for public riding areas, land conservation, proper access, and use of public lands. Funding is intended to support activities that ensure the safe use of off-highway vehicles, educate the public on conservation practices, appropriate use of recreational land, and protect sustainable access to public land.

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, or fish. Each quarter, Yamaha accepts applications from non-profit or tax exempt groups, clubs, associations, and communities with an interest in protecting, improving, expanding and/or maintaining access for safe, responsible and sustainable use by motorized off-road vehicles.

The following are examples of appropriate projects for a Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative grant:

  • Trail development, restoration and/or maintenance (i.e. purchasing materials, hiring contractors, renting equipment, purchasing tools, and safety gear)
  • Trail signage (i.e., purchasing signs, equipment, installation tools, etc.)
  • Stage area renovation or facilities (i.e., renting equipment, purchasing materials, hiring contractors, etc.)
  • Protecting environmentally sensitive areas from illegal or inadvertent OHV use (fencing, bridges, hardscape, etc.)
  • Adopt-a-Trail (renting equipment, purchasing tools and safety gear, volunteer coordination, etc.)
  • Trail mapping or Map production (GPS equipment purchase, production, and printing, etc.)
  • Safety and Education (educational materials, signage, safety gear, events, etc.)
  • Wildlife and habitat maintenance and management
  • Land management projects that increase the diversity of use of land for recreational activities
  • Establishing, increasing and/or maintaining access to land for outdoor recreation

Learn more here.