• Committee To Plan National Forest Designation
    Jun 29, 2014

    The Franklin Regional Council of Governments has contacted 20 communities, requesting that the town Select Boards appoint a representative to the Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Advisory¬†Committee to study the National Forest Designation. The deadline is July 25, 2014.   There are 20 communities in the study area, 11 in Franklin…

  • SAE Snowmobile Challenge 2014 Winners Announced
    Mar 12, 2014

    The 15th Annual SAE Snowmobile Challenge was held at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI on March 4-8, 2014. This year 17 Universities registered for the event. The members of the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association – Arctic Cat, BRP, Polaris and Yamaha – are proud gold-level sponsors of the event….

  • E-15 fuel is NOT approved for snowmobile use
    Jan 28, 2014

    An earlier post concerning E-15 ethanol fuel outlined that the EPA had not approved the blended gas for use in Snowmobiles. This followed concerns by the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association requesting proper scientific testing of E-15 before being introduced into the marketplace.   The National Motorists Association recently announced that…

  • The debate of climate change
    Jan 06, 2014

    The debate of climate change, not long ago termed Global Warming, rages on. We’ve heard arguments from both sides and it’s safe to say that the yelling and screaming will go on for some time.   If you’re a fan of winter, you might find it interesting that a similar…

  • Preservation of snowmobiles trails is paramount
    Nov 17, 2013

    Trails are a priority, it’s what SAM is all about. One of our biggest challenges is land changing hands. Many landowners sell, donate or conserve land, believing that the snowmobile trail will stay in place. That’s not always the case, even when a state agency is involved. By knowing ahead…

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