The Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative congratulates the Northwest Wyoming Off Highway Vehicle Alliance on their local news coverage for their work on the Darnell Hills and Red Lake riding areas in an effort to preserve the land for OHV use.
After the Wyoming state land investments division closed off land from public access due to illegal riding activity and littering, the Northwest Wyoming OHV Alliance offered to lead trash cleanups in order to keep the land open to the public. After showing the areas to the state land team, they agreed that the areas were ideal for OHV riding. The alliance decided to take further action and spearhead a project to acquire a special use lease to convert the areas into OHV recreational areas. They presented the project to the Wyoming governor’s office and were able to negotiate a lower lease amount from $5.25 per acre to $3 per acre.
The Northwest Wyoming OHV Alliance acquired 640 acres of the Darnell Hills area, and 1,716 acres of the Red Lake area, for a cost of $7,068 per year. The alliance raised over $1,000 through member donations. To help offset the remaining funds for the first year, The Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative awarded a $6,068 GRANT (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) to the Northwest Wyoming OHV Alliance.
The Northwest Wyoming OHV Alliance plans on maintaining and improving the Darnell Hills and Red Lake areas with the addition of maps and kiosks to the riding areas. The Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative is proud to support the Northwest Wyoming OHV Alliance in their steadfast efforts to provide a safe and enjoyable riding experience to state of Wyoming.
Photos Property of the Northwest Wyoming OHV Alliance, Inc.