News from American Council of Snowmobile Associations
Published on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 in Legislative Affairs, National, News & Updates
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ACSA’s 2011 eBay Charity Auction is LIVE! Items are listed and bids are currently being accepted. There are items from gift certificates to lodging to riding gear to a snowmobile trailer. Additional items are being added daily. 100% of the proceeds will go to ACSA and support grass-roots snowmobiling. Bid now! Thanks to the companies that supported our 1st eBay Auction with their contributions!

Snowmobile Fly-In. As you know, there are many new faces that make up the new Congressional Delegation in Washington, DC. They were recently sworn in, have been given their committee assignments and are off and running. Which means its time for us to catch up with them and educate them about snowmobiling in their districts. Yes, it’s time once again for the Snowmobile Fly-In!! The dates are March 26 – March 29, 2011. Don’t miss out, Make your plans to attend now. More information.

Snowmobilers and Hunters in danger of being eliminated from areas of a National Forest?? Snowmobile riding opportunities in the Huron-Manistee National Forests are in danger of being taken away due to a lawsuit alleging that hunters and snowmobiler’s receive preferential treatment compared to “quiet users.” As a result the U.S. Forest Service has been forced by a federal appeals court to consider banning hunting and snowmobiling in the ‘semi-primitive non-motorized areas’ of these two forests. It has chosen to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). The Forest Service is currently in the process of gathering public ‘scoping’ comments about what should be considered during this SEIS process.  Comment letters are needed and must be submitted by February 11, 2011. Click here for more information and sample comments:

Winter Wildlands Alliance, the cross country ski organization, has once again made snowmobiling in their target. They have teamed up with the Center for Biological Diversity and Snowlands Network in their latest effort. This time their target is snowmobile trails on 11 National Forests in the State of California. Their argument is the State did not adequately address impacts to wildlife, air or water quality, or conflicts with quiet winter recreation. View the press release

The American Council of Snowmobile Associations is your voice for Snowmobiling on National Issues. For additional Information contact the ACSA office at 517-351-4362.

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