AMA Outdoors is a set of outdoor ethics created for the Automobile and Motorcycle Association Ltd (AMA) promoting conservation in the outdoors.
The aim of the AMA Outdoors initiative is to protect and enhance recreation access and opportunities by promoting outdoor ethics to heighten members sense of good stewardship. The Vision is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with the AMA and the need to maintain a healthy environment in the areas where we participate. Our niche is promoting safe and responsible social camping, recreational driving and riding of ATVs, automobiles, motorcycles, PWCs and SSVs in the outdoors.
We offer educational messages to help educate members across the nation on the importance of following the principles of AMA Outdoors.
The Four Principles Of AMA Outdoors
get the right information prior to your trip, make a plan and be prepared. Only operate equipment that is safe and appropriate for the area you are traversing. Get educated and know how to operate your equipment safely and carry and be sufficient in first aid.
on land by staying on designated roads and trails. Don't go around obstacles to avoid widening the trails. Cross creeks and streams only at designated crossings. When possible, avoid wet, muddy trails. Park RVs and pitch tents on durable surfaces only. On water, stay on designated waterways and launch your PWC in designated areas.
there is nowhere else like it! We are all stewards of the Australian environment and should provide careful and responsible management of our great outdoors so that this generation and those to come, can enjoy it.
by modeling appropriate behavior, leaving the area better than you found it, properly disposing of waste, minimizing the use of fire, avoiding the spread of invasive species and repairing degraded areas.