May 21, 2013

Legal Challenges Continue




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 Service.

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, MI  48823.

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.







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