National Forest Designation Public Meetings Massachusetts Snowmobiles and Land Partnerships in Massachusetts Conservation Restrictions and Snowmobiles snowmobile trails damaged in Florida MA Snowmobile Trail Protection Fund Launched
  • National Forest Designation Public Meetings Massachusetts
    Feb 10, 2014

    Do you support or oppose land being designated as National Forest in Massachusetts?   There is a proposal by the state and the U.S. Forest Service that would provide federal funds to expand forestry activities on privately owned land. Those lands would potentially be designated a National Forest under control…

  • Snowmobiles and Land Partnerships in Massachusetts
    Jan 26, 2014

    The Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts has worked to create an awareness of SAM among public and private land agencies. Over the last couple of years SAM has established relationships with land trusts, has partnered with a land trust to purchase land with a trail easement and has instituted a program…

  • Conservation Restrictions and Snowmobiles
    Dec 25, 2013

    The topic of Conservation Restrictions (CR) is involving an ever-increasing amount of SAM’s time and attention, since it is within these CR’s, that to a great extent, the future of our recreation lie. In the October and November issues of “On The Trail With SAM,” Dan Gould presented two excellent…

  • Snowmobile-trail-damage-atv
    Dec 13, 2013

    An open letter from the Florida Mountaineers Snowmobile Club. Our Club experienced a very disturbing incident on Sunday, December, 1, 2013. At approximately 2:30 PM, our club president’s cell phone started ringing off the hook from various landowners stating that 15 UTV (side-by-sides) were riding all over the snowmobile trails…

  • Snowmobile Trail Protection Fund Launched
    Dec 01, 2013

    The importance of trail preservation and land conservation were outlined last month in this space. As I said then, snowmobile trails are a priority. It’s understandable how land sales have negatively impacted our trail system and are only going to get worse if we aren’t proactive. It just so happens…

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