ACSA E-News

Changes at Polaris

On Tuesday Polaris announced that chairman and CEO Scott Wine will leave Polaris to assume the CEO role at CNH Industrial, a global manufacturer of agricultural and construction equipment, including Case, IH, and New Holland. Wine will remain in his current role at Polaris through the end of the year.

“For the last 12 years, I have had the extraordinary honor of leading the best team in powersports, and it is incredibly rewarding to reflect on all that we have accomplished together,” said Wine. “I am most proud of the team and the culture that have made working here so gratifying, and having witnessed firsthand the ingenuity, passion and drive that permeates the Company, I leave with complete confidence that Polaris’ future is bright. I also want to offer my sincere thanks to my incredibly talented colleagues and to the Polaris Board for their guidance and leadership during my tenure.”

NEPA Changes

This week the Trump administration finalized a rule that will allow the U.S. Forest Service to log and otherwise manage 2,800 acres of forest in the West without an environmental review.

Agriculture Department Secretary Sonny Perdue said in a statement that the Forest Service needs the rule change to “improve our ability to maintain and repair the infrastructure people depend on to use and enjoy their national forests — such as roads, trails, campgrounds and other facilities.”

Logging industry says the change will help the U.S. Forest Service better manage wildfires. Conservationists say it weakens a key environmental law.

In a summary provided by the Forest Service, the agency said it is “amending its NEPA regulations as described in this final rule to make more efficient use of those resources to fulfill NEPA’s requirements and, in turn, its mission. “The final rule is consistent with the Council on Environmental Quality’s intent to ensure that federal agencies conduct environmental reviews in a coordinated, consistent, predictable, and timely manner, and to reduce unnecessary burdens and delays,” it said.

BRP Go!

BRP has announced a new app — BRP GO! — designed to enhance how riders interact with the snowmobile community as they ride, within selected U.S. and Canadian locations.

Designed for Apple and Google devices, the new app offers many perks for Ski-Doo and other snowmobile riders including navigation for snowmobile trails to ensure riders can navigate terrains safely, specific community info (locating other riders so you always know where your friends and family are).

The app also offers both online and offline information to ensure navigation for when cell signals may be scarce. The app currently is available for riders in Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Wisconsin. There are plans to expand across more states in the future.

For locations currently not covered, the app will still allow riders to mirror the app on the gauge, create an account, invite friends, use the area exploration mode (without the trails) and see topographic information on the map, as well as locating your GPS position.

If you would like your region to be included in BRP GO! you can reach out to your local snowmobile association to express interest. It is the one-stop shop for planning snowmobiles outings. To download BRP GO!, please click here for Apple devices and here for Google devices.

Cash Calendars!

The October winners for the 2020 Cash Calendar have been drawn and checks have been sent out! Check the list to see if you can expect something in your mailbox! Click Here for the list of winners!

The 2021 Calendars are here! If you buy early — you’ll be entered into the November and December 2020 drawings!

$20 – 365 chances to win!

Contact your State Association or the ACSA office for your calendar.

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