ODF announces receipt of a Yamaha OHV Access Initiative GRANT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MAJOR MEDIA DISTRIBUTION

April 29, 2014

Contact: Dave Hiatt, ODF: 503.815.7024, dhiatt@odf.state.or.us

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is pleased to announce receipt of a Yamaha OHV Access Initiative GRANT of $15,400. The GRANT was awarded as part of Yamaha’s OHV Access Initiative promoting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable riding areas. This GRANT (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) paid for the artwork and printing of the new Tillamook State Forest Off-Highway Vehicle Trail Guides. GRANT funds will also provide new signage for the Tillamook State Forest trail system.

The new Tillamook State Forest Off-Highway Vehicle Trail Guide contains a large fold-out color map displaying a detailed map of the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail system, general information on OHV operator and vehicle requirements, and links to more detailed trail and rider requirement information.

These new trail guides are now are available at the Forest Grove and Tillamook ODF offices, open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • ODF Forest Grove, 801 Gales Creek Road, Forest Grove, OR  97116, 503-357-2191
  • ODF Tillamook, 5005 Third Street, Tillamook, OR 97141, 503-842-2545

 

Tillamook State Forest OHV Guides are also being distributed by most Oregon and southwest Washington Yamaha dealers, the Tillamook Chamber of Commerce, Alice’s Restaurant (MP 8, Hwy 6), Tillamook Forest Center (MP 22, Hwy 6), Lee’s Camp Store (MP 23, Hwy 6), and the Gales Creek Shell gas station (MP 41, Hwy 6).

“Yamaha’s contributions have provided key improvements to the Tillamook State Forest OHV system over the years by funding trail work and new restrooms at the Diamond Mill OHV staging area,” said Dave Hiatt, OHV Specialist, ODF Tillamook District.  “Yamaha has proven to be a very valuable partner in support of the ODF’s OHV program and the Tillamook State Forest’s OHV riders.”

“Since 2009, Yamaha has actively supported the efforts of the ODF to maintain and improve the Tillamook Forest OHV trail system to ensure that riders continue to have a first-in-class recreational experience,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV and SxS marketing manager.  “Many of us here at Yamaha have ridden the trails up in Oregon, and think they have some of the best in the country. We are very happy with the caliber of projects brought to the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative by the state and consider the ODF an important asset in protecting motorized recreation opportunities for OHV enthusiasts.”

The new TSF OHV Trail Guide and GPS Exchange format (.gpx) trail route data for GPS users is also available on line at: http://www.oregon.gov/odf/tillamookstateforest/pages/ohvtrails.aspx

For more information about Yamaha’s OHV Access Initiative, visit: www.yamaha-motor.com/ohvaccess.