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UFWDA eNews July 2016

Headlines:

Counting Down to the UFWDA Annual Meeting

Parks Transformation Team’s plan to gut the CA OHV Program.

Jeep is the engine that drives Fiat Chrysler globally

All Parties Interested in Uses of the Manti-La Sal National Forest

VA4WDA 24th Annual Trail Ride at Oakridge Estate in Nelson County VA

U.S. Four Wheeling Competition Is Still At Risk

Johnson Valley to be closed August 14-21

Blizzard/Snow Volunteering… memories of winter

SFWDA July 2016 Newsletter

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UFWDA eNews June 2016

REMINDER OF THE UFWDA Annual Meeting

U.S. Four Wheeling Competition Is At Risk Too! Tell Congress to save racing from government threat — it only takes a minute

Did you see this on the UFWDA Facebook page?

OHV Upcoming Events page

COLORADO – Uncompahgre Draft Resource Management Plan and EIS Available

Custer Gallatin National Forest: Forest Plan Revision Meetings thru June 30

Eastern off-road enthusiasts find new home in 4×4 trail system

Toledo Jeep Fest

Cibola National Forest Plan Revision Moving Forward

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UFWDA eNews April 2016

UFWDA Annual Meeting

Secretary Jewell Announces an Economic Study on Outdoor Recreations

Tidewater Four-Wheelers Donate to UFWDA; Thank you!

Recreational Trails Program

Did you see this on the UFWDA Facebook page?

Upcoming Events

Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival

SEMA Responds to EPA Decision on Racecar Regulation

A Citizens’ Guide to Forest Planning

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BFGoodrich® Tires 2016 Outstanding Trails Program

BFGoodrich® Tires builds tires for any adventure, including those that take drivers off their daily roadways. Through its Outstanding Trails program that promotes sustainable and responsible off-road driving, BFGoodrich Tires will once again award grants of $4,000 each, to four qualified and passionate 4×4 clubs in North America. These clubs will use their grants to continue local efforts that preserve and protect their hometown trails.

In its 11th year, BFGoodrich once again offers Outstanding Trails in association with 4 Wheel Parts as presenting sponsor of this year’s program. 4 Wheel Parts will promote the program and provide a critical outreach extension to four-wheel-drive clubs across North America. The program also is conducted in collaboration with United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), Blue Ribbon Coalition and the Off Road Business Association.

To date, Outstanding Trails has awarded grants to 40 off-road trails nominated by 38 local clubs throughout North America. The program has provided more than $150,000 in grants in support of these trail conservation efforts.

Nominations are being accepted to July 15, 2016, on the BFGoodrich Tires website at www.bfgoodrichtires.com/outstandingtrails. The competition invites 4×4 clubs from around North America to nominate local trails that merit grants for maintenance or refurbishing. Trails are selected based on uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast support.

BFGoodrich has assembled a panel of judges comprising four-wheel industry veterans to evaluate Outstanding Trails grant submissions. This group selects three winning trails, which will be announced at Off Road Expo in October.

About BFGoodrich Tires

With more than 100 years of heritage, BFGoodrich® Tires is dedicated to providing high performance tires for those who have a passion for driving in virtually any environment. Combining technical expertise with 40 years of motorsports experience, BFGoodrich Tires delivers tires for a full range of driving experiences from ultra-high-performance street to off-road terrain with one common theme — extreme performance. Come upgrade your performance with BFGoodrich and see where our tires can take you at www.BFGoodrichTires.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BFGoodrichTires or on Twitter at @BFGoodrichTires.

About United Four Wheel Drive Associations

United Four Wheel Drive Associations is the world’s leading representative of all-brand, four wheel-drive enthusiasts. UFWDA benefits, developed and tested over the past 40 years, include four-wheel-drive safety and awareness education; such user ethics programs as adopt-a-road, conservation volunteer and volunteer trail patrol; assistance with new club formation; education seminars to aid four wheelers through complex state and federal programs affecting trail access; internet forums designed to instantly connect members globally and webinars. For more information on the UFWDA log on to www.ufwda.org

About the BlueRibbon Coalition

The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is a national non-profit organization that champions responsible recreation and encourages a strong conservation ethic and individual stewardship, while providing leadership in efforts to keep outdoor recreation alive and well — all sports; all trails.  With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, participation in the administrative process, outreach, education and collaboration among recreationists. BRC works with land managers to provide recreation opportunities preserve resources and promote cooperation with other public land users. BRC is recognized nationwide for its credible staff of landuse and recreation professionals, as well as a legal team with nearly 30 years of accomplishments.  Learn more at www.BlueRibbonCoalition.Org).

About 4 Wheel Parts 

4 Wheel Parts is the global leader in off-road truck, Jeep and aftermarket performance products. With 69 locations across the U.S. and Canada and growing, 4 Wheel Parts Service Centers install all the products they sell. Maintaining the nation’s largest inventory of off-road tires, wheels, lift kits, and accessories, 4 Wheel Parts serves customers across the country and around the globe.  Life is Better Off-Road™.  Visit them at  4wheelparts.com  or call toll-free  877-474-4821.

Time is running out to comment on access to the beaches of the Outer Banks

For all of us looking to protect our access to the beaches of the Outer Banks, it’s important that we send emails and comment. The bird side of this issue are overwhelming us in numbers, simply because they are sending in form emails. It’s easy, copy the text, click on the link and paste the comment. We need to do the same or we will lose what’s left of our access. Use the following text or make up your own. Forward this to everyone you know and let’s make them know that we’re out here.

Thank you, 

John Nachman

President, CCFW

BOD, Va4WDA 

The following is text that you may copy and paste into the comments section for the Park Service comments

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to present my views on this important subject under consideration. Naturally loving to fish in the area of Hatteras Island, this matter is extremely important to myself and many other sportsmen. My preference would be to have all areas of the park open for full access at all times. But one must take into consideration the conservation side of this issue also. In my opinion a good balance can be achieved by choosing Alternative #3, but if not achievable, then Alternative #2 would be acceptable!

This is a link to the Park Service site to paste the above or make your own comments:

https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=59571

See below for more information:

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Let’s work together on a problem that affects us all (BEACH ACCESS)

At last night’s Buxton meeting with NPS about 75 folks or so showed up. Mostly locals but all of us on the same page. We want more access. Dave Hallac, the park superintendent did a good job of presenting and talking and excusing NPS. The main thrust of the meeting over and over came back to how many letters the other side has generated on this issue. So, a bunch of rings through their nose environmentalist led by multi millionaire lobbyist are now going to rule the National Park Service simply by filling out form letters. Not on my watch.

You have until March 16 to write a letter. The easiest way is to go to NPS’s PEPC website and do it by email.     http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=59571

You can also get there by going to Island Free Press.

When you get there, go to the document list and then down to alternatives and take a read. When you get ready to comment, click on the Select a Document to review or the EA for the Consideration of Modifications.

I really think you have to take a look at the alternatives. I like 3 until I get to Permits and then I like 2. What nobody likes is that there is no alternative access being provided for Cape Point. Besides the fact that I think NPS is using this to dodge the fact that all of the Vehicle Free Areas are unused and too big in area and too hard to get to, the real issue is Cape Point. Dave Hallac tried to ration out the fact that the hook, cove, or south side of Cape Point is a nesting site for birds the real fact is that NPS just does not want to do the right thing. The VFA on the south side is 3 miles or so long and is inaccessible except by ORV. Cape Point was closed for half of last year and mostly for one non endangered chick and then for flooding from the east side. Had we been able to come from the NPS back road to the Old Bone road and out the south beach we would have had a lot more time to fish and recreate on the Point. We would do that with absolutely no pedestrians in sight. All of the inlets and Cape Point’s hook are simply unused.

To write the superintendent by mail:

Superintendent
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
1401 National Park Drive
Manteo, NC 27952

I think also since we are using ORV funds to build so many parking areas for pedestrians that it is time they step up and have a permit to walk in VFAs. A $25 permit and then NPS begins to get a feel for how many folks are really using the areas and they get more money to spend on access for pedestrians instead of leaving it up to us to pay it all.

Bob Eakes

February 2016 eNews

• UFWDA membership changes for 2016

• On Site Advocacy

• VA4WDA Event Calendar

• Obama Designates Three National Monuments in California

• Custer Gallatin NF Kicks Off Forest Plan Revision

• Great Trails

• Michigan Bill to Facilitate Motorized Access to
Forest Roads to be Considered by Full House

• OHV rec group’s ‘working relationships’ proving productive

• UFWDA online magazine ‘Voice’ deadlines for 2016

eNews February 2016

December 2015 eNews

• VA4WDA Fall 2015 Clean-Up,

• “One Voice” is Seeking Partners,

• Final IOF National Championship,

• Access Alerts – California Four Wheel Drive Association, Inc.

• Will the El Nino Weather bring more of this?

• 2015 SFWDA Annual Meeting Report,

• Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Success,

• UFWDA online magazine ‘Voice’ deadlines for 2016,

• UFWDA ‘Forum’ upgrade,

• The National Parks and Federal Recreational
Lands Annual Pass.

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