By American Council of Snowmobile Associations
As you should know by now, the snowmobile community was
dealt a blow with a Judge's ruling in a recent case brought by Winter
Wildlands Alliance (cross country skiers) against the Forest Service. The
WWA challenged the legality of the Travel Management Rule of the Forest
Click here to learn more about this case: http://snowmobilers.org/docs/Winter-Wildlands-Alliance-v-USFS-background-info.pdf. This
ruling threatens snowmobile trails in EVERY national forest. This ruling
will be very expensive to challenge, but ACSA is committed to fight, along with
others, for your access to public lands.
This is just one in a string of attacks against snowmobilers
by the WWA. There are also pending cases in California
and Oregon. These
attacks will be very expensive to challenge, but ACSA is committed. Legal
costs will mount and no one person, state or association can fund this fight
alone. If we want to keep lands accessible to snowmobiling, we must raise funds
to fight this threat.
ACSA is holding a Legal Action Fundraiser during the
upcoming International Snowmobile Congress. Additional fundraisers will be
planned. Contributions can be made by individuals and clubs by sending them
to 271 Woodland Pass, East Lansing,
Every little bit helps and the money is not only going for a
good cause--defending our privilege to ride on public lands--but it will help
fend off the constant attack on our enjoyment of outdoor recreation.