CYPRESS, Calif. – August 1, 2012 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.’s, OHV Access Initiative – the industry leader in Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails (GRANTs) – approved nine projects supporting responsible, safe OHV riding and open, sustainable OHV access to trails and riding areas across the country.  The second quarter GRANTs for 2012 exceeded $122,000 bringing Yamaha’s direct investment in the OHV community nationwide to more than $2 million since its inception in 2008.

The recent funding cycle for the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative featured a new national partner in the protection of recreational access to public lands.  The National Wild Turkey Federation joins Yamaha’s growing list of national OHV industry and land stewardship leaders.

“Yamaha is proud to work with diverse organizations with a national reach to help bring needed attention to the concerns facing motorized recreation in this country,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV and SxS marketing manager.  “Organizations such as TreadLightly, the Off-Road Business Association and, now, the National Wild Turkey Federation, utilize their networks to identify OHV riding area projects across the country, bring them to our attention and coordinate resources to address issues large and small for the benefit of the larger OHV community.”

CYPRESS, Calif. – Yamaha Outdoors is pleased to announce the winner of its third annual Yamaha-National Hunting and Fishing (NHF) Day ATV sweepstakes.  Determined by random drawing, Yamaha congratulates Natalie Uribe-De Freitas from Santa Clara, Calif., who has won a new 2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 ATV with Electric Power Steering (EPS) valued at $7,499.

NHF Day was formalized by Congress as a public reminder that hunters, anglers and shooters are America’s premier conservation supporters who generate $100,000 every 30 minutes for fish, wildlife and habitat programs.  Scheduled annually on the fourth Saturday of September, the 2010 celebration of hunting, fishing and conservation took place on September 25 – with 120 registered events held in more than 40 states.  The events provided an opportunity to share the NHF Day message, introduce new participants to outdoor recreational activities, and demonstrate the positive impact these activities have on conservation efforts.