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September 2015 eNews

  • Jeep Trails Matter
  •  VA4WDA Fall Trail Clean-Up
  • UFWDA Voice online magazine
  • Hi-Landers 4WD Club recognized for exemplary public service
  • WYOMING – Shoshone National Forest to hold fall Travel Management meetings
  • Fire Patterns in the Range of the Greater Sage-Grouse, 1984-2013
  • Rock Crawl Demonstration Indonesia Style
  • Jeeping the Colorado River II

August 2015 eNews

  • UFWDA President gets out of town
  • U.S. Department of the Interior weekly bulletin
  • UFWDA online magazine
  • Sheriff Calls for the Closure of Black Bear Pass to Motor Vehicles
  • Let’s Fix Our National Parks, Not Add More
  •  4 Lakes 4 Wheelers  Fun
  • Got a way with words?
  • UFWDA Annual Awards
  • From the Australian files
  • Boulder White Clouds in Idaho lost to Wilderness
  •  Parallel trail concerns
  •  Going Hiking… take your 4WD

 

Recreational Trails Program survives

Courtesy of the Coalition for Recreational Trails; we are delighted to tell you that the U.S. Senate passed its multi-year transportation bill with a 65-34 vote.  The provisions affecting the Recreational Trails Program were left alone.  The amendments from Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) that would have eliminated RTP – which we asked you to help stop – were not brought up for consideration.

 While it’s difficult to track exactly, we have heard that volumes of calls opposing Sen. Lee’s amendments were received by Senate offices.  Thank you so much for your tremendous help!

Moving forward, the Senate has also just passed (91-4) the three-month extension of the current transportation legislation that the House had already passed.  October 31, 2015 is now the new deadline for the House to pass its own multi-year transportation bill (or something else!).

Call your Senators NOW to save funding for trails

An  Alert Courtesy of American Trails

The full Senate is gearing up to vote on its version of a transportation bill-and yet another attack on funding for trails, walking, and biking has surfaced! Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has introduced an amendment (S.A. 2280) that eliminates the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)-the nation’s largest dedicated source of funding for trails, walking and biking. This program also funds the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), and helps people like you and me stay healthy, get outdoors, support our local economy and get where we need to go. Help us defend funding for TAP, (including the RTP) and for safe places to walk, bike, and ride in your community by calling your senators now.

The Senate could vote on this legislation as early as this weekend, and it’s important that your legislators hear from you right away.The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, one of our valued partners, has prepared a webpage that includes contact information, as well as a simple message that you can use to communicate with your senators.

Call your senators now and please spread the word through your networks! Please take this simple action now… 

 

July 2015 eNews

 

  • State Control of Federal Lands,
  • UFWDA online magazine,
  • Newest National Monument Designations Pose Continued Threat to Off-Roading,
  • Cal4Wheel supports Northern California monument,
  • Gila National Forest Announces Dates  for  “Assessment Meetings”,
  •  SFWDA  Newsletter,
  • Sierra Trek registration closing July 24,
  • Greens not a great influence in UAE yet?
  •  Imperial Hills Travel Management Comment Period Open,
  • RTP funding depends on highway funding,
  •  OHV access can impact wildlife, hunters,

 

eNews June 15

  • UFWDA online magazine,
  • Registration is Now Live –  29th Annual SFWDA Dixie Run,
  • Newest SFWDA Educational Video Series  Release –   Group Riding  Etiquette,
  • JPFreek Adventure Magazine,
  • 2015 Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival Celebrated 75th Birthday of the World’s Original Jeep,
  • Help fund the TV mini-series “Jeep/American Bantam”,
  • BFGoodrich® Tires  2015 Outstanding Trails Program,
  •  U.S. Clean Water Rule,
  • Colorado OHV Workshop & Wagon Wheel Rendezvous Ride July 15-19

UFWDA eNews June 15

 

Bantam Jeep- Four Wheel Hero Project

The first stage of the fundraising through the crowd funding Indiegogo campaign will end this Sunday 10 May and we ask that you consider a donation to this project today.

There has been strong interest reported from foreign TV networks to buy the finished mini-series production. This is your chance to say “I helped get this program made to recognize the great heritage of today’s most recognizable 4×4”.

A lot of people with modest donations supporting this, can make a vital difference. Please don’t assume that someone else will provide the funding… this is where our recreation story starts and with your help, it can happen.

UFWDA will be a proud recipient to the success of the television mini-series production scheduled for this fall. Funds will be raised from network sales during the run of American Bantam: The 4-Wheel American Hero, and in the end, dividends will be split among the promoting veteran and OHV organizations, including UFWDA.
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The overall goal of American Bantam Jeep Movie is to raise $1,200,000 in 30 days to produce a historically accurate television mini-series which brings to light the little know truth behind the birth of an extremely popular modern day vehicle which helped to win World War II – the Jeep. The mini-series will be an inspirational and bittersweet accounting of the timely pioneering of this incredibly versatile and loved vehicle.

This June 12 -14 the team will be at the http://www.bantamjeepfestival.com/ Bantam Harvest Jeep Fest at Coopers Lake in Butler County, PA. Rt 422 off of I-79

Duncan and Kim Rolls will be there with a replica of the first BRC to come out of the American Bantam factory. Stop by their booth and make a donation, receive a gift.

Donors can receive a variety of perks and rewards like TV Series Branded Shirts, Jackets, Scripts, Posters and DVD’s, but the best prize is a chance to win a restored 1946 Willy’s CJ-2A, a 2015 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited ”Built”, or the top Perk being a 1940 BRC Pilot Prototype Replica, hand built by Duncan Rolls and his team. More details on rewards are on the website below.

The budget is $780,000 to $2,650,000, contingent upon additional casting considerations, network advances and corporate sponsorship. Using Indiegogo as the source for raising funds, the production company assured us that their goal of a quality, international rendition of the story can be produced for the Indiegogo budget alone of $1,200,000 with pre-production that commenced during the last week in April 2015.

That Indiegogo target is still a fair way off, so please get the message out to all four wheelers that their help is needed to tell this story.

50% of the net revenue will be donated in grants back to several leading national off-road stewardship associations, such as UFWDA and respected military veteran organizations as well.

With the success of this project, UFWDA should benefit from dividends that will help us to boost our legal advocacy for access to public lands.

Since MC2, Inc., the production principal, is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit, up to 50% of all Indiegogo donations are tax deductible.

For many more details and to donate, check out the website www.4wheelhero.com.

 

April 2015 eNews

  • UFWDA online magazine.
  •  NM Governor Fails to Stop Trail Safety Fund Raid
  • Help fund the TV mini-series “Jeep/American Bantam”
  •  Bipartisan Bill Introduced To Reopen Clear Creek For Off-Highway Vehicles
  • Join Tread Lightly! for a Restoration for Recreation project on May 13
  • Some images from EJS at Moab
  • Trailfest 2015 Countdown !
  • 2015 Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival
  • Arizona cleanup day draws OHV enthusiasts
  •  West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Project WY
  • BFGoodrich® Tires Launches 2015 Outstanding Trails Program
  •  Colorado OHV Workshop & Wagon Wheel Rendezvous Ride July 15-19
  • eNews April 15

March 2015 eNews

  • UFWDA online magazine,
  • One Million Dollars of New Mexico Sticker Funds  Now at Risk,
  • You can help advocate for a ‘Border to Border’ Trail.
  • BF Goodrich Survey,
  •  Live Axles to Remain in Next Jeep Wrangler,
  •  Northwest Wyoming OHV Alliance,
  • UFWDA Survey has closed,
  •  75th Birthday of the World’s Original Jeep,
  • UFWDA to work with the producers of a TV mini-series “Jeep/American Bantam”,
  • Forest-wide Unauthorized Route Decommissioning,
  • Comment on the plans for the Californian Desert Conservation Area,
  • Closing soon….The ExtremeTerrain Jeep Adventure.
  • eNews March 15

February 2015 eNews

  • UFWDA online magazine ‘Voice’ deadlines for 2015,
  • UFWDA Survey ends soon,
  • San Bernardino National Forest OHV Grant,
  • Recognize those who make difference,
  • Gruelling 4WD off-road test… in Borneo,
  • Off-Roaders Unwelcome?
  • Arizona State Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs, Inc.
  • SFWDA Event,
  • 2015 Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival,
  • Australian outback video,