BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: BlueRibbon Coalition sent out this note today regarding public input for the Ochoco National Forest in Oregon. See more info below.

The Ochoco National Forest is seeking public input on the draft plan for a proposed 130-mile Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail system, known as the Ochoco Summit Trail System Project.

CYPRESS, Calif. – May 11, 2011 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.’s national OHV Access Initiative announced its pledge of more than $136,000 in GRANTs (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nations Trails) for the first quarter funding cycle of 2011.  The GRANT funds are awarded to nonprofit or tax exempt organizations around the country implementing projects to promote safe, responsible OHV riding and open, sustainable riding areas.

The first quarter of 2011 featured a remarkable number of well-qualified applications submitted for consideration. Ultimately, the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative review committee awarded grants to 10 projects in this funding period.  The $136,000 will go toward critical efforts including trail development, maintenance, signage and mapping as well as protecting OHV access to federal public lands.  GRANTs were awarded to the following organizations: