Membership

SSORA is operating to protect your off-road recreational opportunities throughout the Silver State and beyond. We know the laws and regulations, as well as the government agencies and delegates at the local, state and federal level so you don’t have to get “dirty” and can focus on actually playing in the dirt.  While many in the off-road community may agree with Mark Twain – it is clear we need to be at the table in order to protecting our access to the public lands. For too long we have taken for granted our largely unfettered access to public lands in the West, believing that it would continue indefinitely into the future. While admirable, our rugged individualism has worked to our detriment in the policy, law making and access fronts.

We are getting our ass handed to us by better organized recreational groups (check out Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the policy makers whose ear they have been bending for years. Where have you been? Actually using the back country trails? Good for you! But, you may not have access to those opportunities if you don’t take action now, with bills like the Washoe County Lands Bill (now the Truckee Meadows Public Lands Management Act). You haven’t heard of it, or the Douglas County, Pershing County or Clark County Lands Bills? Well, if you enjoy access to public lands you should know about them, or at least sponsor SSORA, so we can protect your rights. You understand that the TMPLMA is proposing to sell off major chunks of BLM public lands to city and county for private development from the North Valleys up through the Petersen Mountain Range to the Pah Rah Range.  Did you see the Map? !They call this the “Disposal Boundary”. What

Do you think that means to your trail heads, your trails, your access to currently public lands?

This doesn’t even include the effort to expand “wilderness” designations in places like the Fox Range and Granite Range which will completely eliminate mechanized recreational opportunities. Yet, these designations that do not meet the Wilderness Act definition will maintain “grandfathered” grazing and mining rights. Make sense that they can drive their industrial rigs on these lands, but you can’t take your mountain bike, dirt bike or side-by-side on these public lands? It doesn’t to us. While we appreciate reasonable regulation and proper stewardship are appropriate, we do not support taking hundreds of thousands of acres out of the public inventory as is being proposed and promoted by the likes of Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Interestingly, the ranching and mining industries are currently aligned with the OHV recreation groups such as Nevada 4-Wheel Drive Association, led by Larry Calkins, because they too fear this is just the beginning of the end to access.

Speaking of the prior and ongoing good works of people like Larry Calkins: Whether you know it or not he has been the voice for OHV in the Washoe County Lands Bill stakeholder meetings among other pivotal issues throughout California and Nevada. Larry has worked tirelessly, and for free, for your rights. His individual efforts, and those other unheralded Titans of OHV, need your practical and financial support.

That is where SSORA comes in. While we are equally passionate about trails and access we cannot do it without your individual and organizational support. It is past time to get involved. Currently, we are meeting with user-groups throughout the Silver State to educate, identify recreational areas for protection and take action with the local, state and federal authorities in order to protect your off-road recreational opportunities. Time for you and your organization to step up and join the fight! No more Free Riders (okay if you like to ride free)!

Do you think that means to your trail heads, your trails, your access to currently public lands?

  • You will be kept up to date on the latest regarding access issues though the Members Only page.
  • You will be directed where to go and who to contact with your voice. (Links to policy makers and form letters will be provided).
  • You will have SSORA’s voice with land managers and government agencies.
  • We will assist you with access issues, such as gates and other impediments to access to YOUR public resources and lands. (Discounted Litigation services available).
  • We will assist you in acquiring and managing grants from organizations such as the Nevada OHV Commission or Industry for projects such as establishing, maintaining and signing YOUR favorite trails. We have several projects in the works already.
  • We will assist you in acquiring permits for your local events with land mangers (Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management).
  • We will assist you

Choose Your Membership Level

INDIVIDUAL

IRON
$ 50 Yearly
  • up to date on the latest issues
  • assist you with access issues
  • assist you in acquiring permits
  • and more

Group

Aluminum
$ 250 Yearly
  • up to date on the latest issues
  • assist you with access issues
  • assist you in acquiring permits
  • and more

Sustaining

Magnesium
$ 500 Yearly
  • up to date on the latest issues
  • assist you with access issues
  • assist you in acquiring permits
  • and more

Lifetime

Titanium
$ 2500 Lifetime
  • up to date on the latest issues
  • assist you with access issues
  • assist you in acquiring permits
  • and more

Patron

Carbon
$ 5000 Yearly
  • up to date on the latest issues
  • assist you with access issues
  • assist you in acquiring permits
  • and more
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