Since its inception, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has served as the leading sportsmen organization dedicated to addressing illegal motorized use. Much of this work has been driven by our boots on the ground – local members who have stepped up to fight illegal motorized use where it’s occurring.
Educational signage is one of the simplest yet most effective tools that chapter leaders have successfully used to address this problem. Signage projects can help encourage self-policing, educate public lands users about why limitations on motorized use are necessary and provide valuable positive exposure for the chapter’s work on one of BHA’s core issues, while also building partnerships with our public lands management agencies.
Accordingly, BHA has launched an Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) signage and education grant program aimed at supporting chapter-led efforts to address illegal OHV use on public lands. This grant provides up to $1,500 per chapter each year for qualifying OHV signage and education projects. Up to $6,000 in funding will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting Jan. 1.
If your chapter is interested in taking advantage of this funding to take on an OHV signage project, please contact Tim Brass for information on OHV grant funding applications and guidelines: firstname.lastname@example.org. Here's just a few examples of signage projects that chapters have completed in the past.