Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA) was formed to ensure that Americans are not arbitrarily denied the right to responsibly experience and enjoy the public lands that belong to the citizens of the United States. The members of ARRA, which include horseback riders, personal watercraft users, off-highway vehicle and snowmobile riders, and vacationing families, have joined together to provide input on decisions regarding land use designation, recreation opportunities, and preservation. Its members seek responsible consideration of competing activities, which are based on sound environmental principles.
No alliance member believes that recreation enthusiasts have the right to exclusive, unregulated use of our national heritage, but all oppose land closure or extreme regulation, which denies responsible citizens access to public lands for multifaceted recreational pursuits.
ARRA focuses on the entire spectrum of issues surrounding the Crisis of Closure. We work with the Administration and its agencies, Congress, local governmental representatives and most importantly, the citizens who care about maintaining access to public lands and waterways for outdoor recreational activities.
ARRA also serves as a central clearinghouse for the many like-minded initiatives and individuals who fight for fundamental fairness in public land designation and recreation opportunity.
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Urge Your Senators to Confirm New CPSC Chair
March 6, 2018
ARRA members are being asked to contact their Senators and urge the prompt confirmation of Buerkle and Baiocco.
Support Legislation to Improve Access to Outdoor Recreation Opportunities
February 13, 2018
ARRA members in Wyoming are asked to urge Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) to support H.R. 3400, the “Recreation Not Red-Tape Act” (RNR Act).
Restore Dedicated Funding to the OHV Trail Safety Fund
January 31, 2018
ARRA members in New Mexico are being asked to urge their State Senator to restore dedicated funding to the Trail Safety Fund.