Major Groups Involved in Land-Use Issues

American Land Rights Organization: an activist grassroots association which seeks to encourage responsible access to federal and state controlled lands and oppose restrictive land-use designations.

American Motorcyclist Association: world's largest motorcycling organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests before local, state and federal government officials, and before the public.

American Recreation Coalition (ARC):  a nonprofit organization which seeks to catalyze public/private partnerships to enhance and protect outdoor recreational opportunities and resources.  Members encompass a large range of recreational industries.

American Sand Association (ASA): dedicated to preserving the off-roading rights of sand dune enthusiasts while preserving the environment.

Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA):  the organization promotes responsible use of public lands and waterways, and seeks to protect access to these areas.  It includes OHV and snowmobile enthusiasts along with horseback riders, hunters, fishermen, and others.  

Arizona State Assoc. of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs: promotes responsible vehicle use on public lands and seeks to prevent undue restrictions on recreational 4-wheeling.

ATV Association: national membership organization for ATV riders and owners.

Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC): champions responsible use of public lands for the benefit of all recreationists.  Its primary focus is defending access for motorized recreation nationwide: motorcycles, ATVs, off-road vehicles, snowmobiles,    
 
California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs: represents over 8,000 members and 160 member clubs who own, operate or support 4WD recreation.

California League of Off Road Voters (CLORV): a coordinating umbrella organization with a mission to protect off-road motorized recreation opportunities at both the state and federal level.

California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA): a varied group of outdoor recreationists who promote the positive aspects of vehicular access on public lands and protect that right.  The group is composed of owners of "Green Sticker" vehicles such as ATV's and trail bikes, along with "street legal" 4X4 vehicles and desert racers.

Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO):  seeks to protect and promote off-highway motorized recreation throughout Colorado.

Colorado Association of 4WD Clubs: an umbrella organization for 4WD clubs which seeks to protect and encourage development of 4WD areas and trails in Colorado.

East Coast Four Wheel Drive Association: supports and promotes 4WD recreational activities, conservation of resources, and prevention of public land closures.

Friends of Oceano Dunes (California): an organization dedicated to keeping open the last beach in California that allows vehicle for both camping and motorized recreation.

Friends of Sand Mountain (Nevada):  promotes responsible OHV activities within the Sand Mountain Recreational Area.

Glamis OnLine: works with the American Sand Association to educate OHV users on how to work together to keep dunes open to OHV recreational use.

Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Subgroup (ISDRA Subgroup): provides input to the Bureau of Land Management, El Centro Field Office, on implementing the ISDRA Management Plan and the use of collected user fees.

National Endangered Species Act Reform Coalition:  a coalition of nearly 50 member organizations, representing millions of individuals across the United States, dedicated to improving and updating the Endangered Species Act.

North American Motorized Recreation Council (NAMRC): an alliance of organizations which facilitates communications within the motorized recreation community.  NAMRC seeks to share information, expertise and resources to enhance a unified message.

Off-Road Business Association (ORBA):  a nonprofit organization composed of hundreds of businesses nationwide involved in the off-highway vehicle recreation industry. ORBA’s principal mission is to ensure the long-term viability of those businesses by working to keep public lands open to responsible recreational activities.

Oregon Recreation Coalition: promotes and protects responsible outdoor recreation in Oregon.
Pacific NW Four Wheel Drive Association: nonprofit organization comprised of member clubs and individuals which seeks to preserve outdoor vehicle recreation and the environment.

San Diego Off-Road Coalition (SDORC): works to promote off-roading while preserving the environment.

Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA):  the trade association of the American automotive enthusiast, supported by 7,500 mostly small businesses nationwide that design, manufacture, rebuild, distribute and retail specialty automobile parts and accessories for the automotive hobby.  OHV equipment – wheels, tires, lift kits, lights, truck caps, running boards, cargo storage, etc. – represents an important segment of products manufactured by SEMA members.  SEMA also operates the SEMA Action Network (SAN), a nationwide partnership between vehicle clubs and enthusiasts who have a common interest in the auto hobby, including OHV and back-country recreation.

SW Four Wheel Drive Association:  organizes 4-wheeling events and promotes the safe and responsible use of OHVs.  The association also seeks to protect access to trails from impeding legislation and other land use actions.

Trail Keepers Foundation: an organization dedicated to preserving multi-use trails on public and private lands.  They foundation assists in maintaining trails, educating users, and controlling illegal activities.

Tread Lightly: a national organization with a mission to proactively protect recreation access and opportunities in the outdoors through education and stewardship initiatives.

United Four Wheel Drive Associations: a group of state, regional, national and international 4WD associations.  It organizes events and advocates to keep 4X4 roads and trails open, and works with government agencies to formulate trail use policies and improve recreation.

Utah Shared Access Alliance (USA-ALL): works to defend equality of shared access, educate the public, and empower user groups while conserving our public lands for the benefit of all.

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