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MiscellaneousNational Off-Road Association Officially Kicks Off Membership Drive
Posted by mike on 2009/1/30 20:44:09 (1345) reads

From an official National Off-Road Association press release.

On January 30th, 2009, the National Off-Road Association (NORA) officially launched its drive to strengthen the nationwide community of OHV devotees.

In a time when thousands of miles of trails have been closed and thousands more are slated for closure, off-roaders of all types have a unique opportunity to work together to preserve access to the places they love. NORA will provide the tools and means to do so.

NORA and Tread Lightly! will work together to strategically integrate Tread Lightly!’s outdoor ethics and its stewardship principles into NORA’s programs and services.

A key element of addressing trail closures will be the economic and environmental impact reports that NORA will initiate through third-party organizations to ascertain, in a meaningful way, the role of the off-road industry within townships & communities nationwide. These reports will be made available to all OHV organizations as well as all NORA members.

NORA will unify off-road enthusiasts by keeping them informed and creating a platform where they can effectively Take Action on issues that are important to them. Members and other enthusiasts will receive free Action Alerts every month that will include Land Imminently At Risk (LIAR) Reports, which will provide information about pending trail closures and land access issues.

Also, in order to effect change on a larger scale, NORA will establish the ability to lobby both in Washington and in state capitols across the United States.

While non-members will receive information regarding the industry and land access issues, only members will reap the full package of benefits that NORA has to offer. For an annual membership fee of $29.95, NORA members will receive discounts from a number of companies such as Goodyear, Rubicon Express, Superwinch, 4WD Hardware, ARB, Hi-Lift, Teraflex, Black Diamond (by Superlift), Superior Axle & Gear, Jeep Jamboree USA, PakkRatt, Ready Welder, Runck Manufacturing, All Things Jeep, with more on the way. Most importantly, members can be sure that they are part of a larger effort to unite off-roaders and address their concerns.

For membership information (individual or club/group), please contact:

Erin Lara
Member Services Director
PO Box 1750
Georgetown, CA 95634
Phone - (530) 333-1487, ext. 1
Email - info@nora-usa.com
Web Site – www.nora-usa.com

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skywater55
Posted: 2009/1/31 23:04  Updated: 2009/1/31 23:05
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Another group? WHY? The one we have are not doing a great job in my opinion, will this one be any different. None of them seem to carry any clout with those that are closing the lands that have been used for trails. What was said proves NOTHING has really been accomplished "In a time when thousands of miles of trails have been closed and thousands more are slated for closure" enough said...obviously not a whole lot has been accomplished thus far.

In the coming years I see offroading limited to these small offroad parks and shared by everyone from motocross, ATV, Jeeps, Etc. or like the Jeep Jamboree events which require a hefty up front fee. We are seeing the death of free wheeling in the USA. Im suprised Ouray is still open...give it 10 years and it wont be....

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weaselox
Posted: 2009/1/30 23:43  Updated: 2009/1/30 23:44
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NORA is just another knock off, it doesn't make sense to have this organization when we have United and other national organizations representing us already. "NORA will unify off-road enthusiasts" is a pretty silly statement. It's only serving as a catalyst to divide and let the environmentalists conquer.

I'm sorry, but I would support this organization if there weren't several others already out there fighting for our rights. I would also probably support this group, if the economy were in a better situation. After paying out $100 in dues for several organizations this year, I just can't do it for yet another, redundant group.

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trevorj
Posted: 2009/1/31 12:36  Updated: 2009/1/31 12:36
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Do these groups in the U.S. actually accomplish anything? We have all the same ones in Canada and it seems like the only thing they do is collect money and bitch. Nothing ever gets done.
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