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Obama abandons wilderness plan

Under pressure from Congress, the Obama administration is backing away from a plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the West eligible for federal wilderness protection. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in a memo Wednesday that his … Continue reading

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Contact your representatives in Congress about the Forest Planning Rule

On April 22, 2011, UFWDA joined a group of 65 organizations requesting that the US Forest Service (USFS) extend the public comment period expiring on May 16, 2011, for the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and proposed rule for … Continue reading

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BFG Announces the opening of the Public Vote-off for your favorite trail

Congratulations to the BFG announced winners,  being Interlake Trail 19  by IFWDA and Morrison Jeep Trail  by Magic City Four Wheelers in Wyoming. It was also announced that an online vote would be held for another winner from a further four trails. … Continue reading

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UFWDA ‘The Voice’ Winter 2010 available now

Read online your copy of the Winter edition of Voice, or it can be downloaded in PDF form (11mb) The deadline for material for the 2011 Spring edition is April 20. Send to editor (at)

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Californian OHV program in trouble!

The Issue: On Friday, February 18th, the Assembly Budget Committee voted to take $27 million out of the OHV operating budget. This would NOT be a loan, and would continue unstopped year after year. It would result in closures and … Continue reading

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Calling All Nominations for BFGoodrich’s Outstanding Trails Program

BFGoodrich Tires, in partnership with United Four Wheel Drive Associations and Tread Lightly!  is calling for nominations for their 2011 Outstanding Trails campaign.  Since its inception in 2005, the Outstanding Trails program has highlighted the best off-road trails in the … Continue reading

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IDAHO Forest Roads Safety Review

National Forests across Idaho are undertaking a review of their road systems and identifying sections of road that may require additional safety measures and are seeking public comments. The review was prompted by changes to Idaho State law. In 2009, … Continue reading

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Green pressure increases on OHV in California

The California Resources Agency oversees the OHV Division Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Wed, 01/05/2011 – 12:49pm in Water News Gov. Jerry Brown has tapped former Assembly Member John Laird as the new secretary of the California Resources Agency. Laird, … Continue reading

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Omnibus Land Bill introduced and then died

The Omnibus Land Bill was not addressed before the end of the 2010 session but is likely to be back in some form in 2011. Remind your representatives that it’s not wanted. E&E: 12/17/10 SENATE: Reid files water, lands, wildlife … Continue reading

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The UFWDA Voice Fall edition is available

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