Major Interest Groups Involved in Land-Use Issues

There are a number of groups involved in land use issues seeking to keep the public lands open for public use. Those groups seeking to keep the public lands open include:

  American Motorcyclist Association: AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests before local, state and federal government officials, and before the public.
  American Recreation Coalition (ARC): ARC seeks to catalyze public/private partnerships to enhance and protect outdoor recreational opportunities and resources. Members encompass a large range of recreational industries.
  Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA): ARRA 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.
  Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC): 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, mountain biking and watercraft.
  Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC): MIC represents manufacturers, distributors, dealers and retailers of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, ROVs, and related parts and accessories. Protecting land-use access for the OHV community is an important part of MIC's mission.
  National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC): NOHVCC provides information on club and state association development, OHV land management, and other services. It educates and provides materials to individuals, clubs, associations and agencies in pursuit of responsible OHV recreation.
  North American Motorized Recreation Council (NAMRC): NAMRC is 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): ORBA is comprised 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.
  Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA): ROHVA is a nonprofit trade association which promotes the safe and responsible use of recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) manufactured by its members. 
  Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA): SEMA is comprised of 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.
  Tread Lightly! Tread Lightly leads a national initiative to protect and enhance OHV recreation by promoting good stewardship. The group offers a myriad of programs, trainings and educational material to help educate recreationists across the nation on the importance of treading lightly.


United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA): Formed in 1976, UFWDA is the only international organization that exclusively represents the 4x4 enthusiast.  It serves a wide variety of rolls with the motorized recreation community from developing educational programs on safe and responsible 4 wheeling to keeping members engaged on legislation affecting 4 wheelers.



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