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September 2018 eNews

In this edition of eNews…

  • Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in Alaska
    Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Colville National Forest in Washington State
  • Judge Rules Ochoco OHV Trail  Plan Illegal
  • UFWDA Annual Award Recipients
  • The Glory Days of Comet
  • Daniel Boone Back Country Byway

June 2018 eNews


  • UFWDA Annual General Meeting Notice
  • Member organizations of UFWDA, we need  your help to update our delegate list.
  • UFWDA annual Awards
  • Grand Mesa Jeep Club
  • What’s happening in California?
  •  Safe Vehicle Recovery After a Rollover

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March 2018 eNews


  • Delegates to UFWDA, we need your help
  • Have you ever had a look at the UFWDA Land Use Director’s Facebook page?
  • Modoc NF Seeks OHV Grant Application Input
  • Nevada OHV
  • 8th annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival in Butler County, PA
  • Hi Desert Round-Up
  • Forest Service seeks input on off- highway vehicle grant application
  • Coalition Seeks Executive Director
  • Drone catches fire, becomes wildfire near Kendrick Park
  • MN Off-highway vehicle spring restrictions announced

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February 2018 eNews



  • BLM hosting public scoping meetings on possible changes to Desert Renewable
    Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP)
  • ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Program
  • Fish Conservation Group Blasts Jeep Super Bowl Commercial
  •  Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival
  • UFWDA thank Middle Atlantic Four Wheel Drive Association for their membership
  • NMOHVA “Promoting OHV Recreation”
  • BLM announces scoping for modified Grand Staircase Escalante Management Plan & EIS
  • Sierra Trek registration drive at WFO Concepts in Auburn
  • DNR plans meetings on border to border OHV trail
  • Using fake news to target OHV trail use
  • BRC / OHV Events Calendar page

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January 2018 eNews


  • With 300 Jeepsters watching, Oakland County votes to create park for off-road vehicles
  • California Four Wheel Drive Association… Make your Convention hotel   reservations now
  • ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Program Funds Just Under $10,000 Trail Projects 
  • Fiat Chrysler can double profit by 2022 on Jeep success, Marchionne says
  • SNF, BLM to hold OHV grant workshop in Kernville
  • NEEDLES OHV Grant Meeting
  • Foundation seeks OHV public input
  • Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival 
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The Forest Service is proposing to revise its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures

The Forest Service is proposing to revise its NEPA procedures (including its regulations at 36 CFR part 220, Forest Service Manual 1950, and Forest Service Handbook 1909.15) with the goal of increasing efficiency of environmental analysis. The Agency will continue to hold true to its commitment to deliver scientifically based, high-quality analysis to decision makers that honors its environmental stewardship responsibilities while maintaining robust public particiption. These values are at the core of the Forest Service mission.

The Agency’s NEPA procedures are a key component of its overall environmental analysis and decision-making process. The Agency is seeking comments from the public on ways it can achieve the goals of increased efficiency of environmental analysis.

DATES:   Comments must be received in writing by February 2, 2018.

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Ocotillo Wells State Vehicle Recreation Area Decision Win !

On Tuesday January 2, 2018, the Superior Court for the County of Sacramento issued its final decision on the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicle Recreation Area (OWSVRA) litigation and found in favor of California State Parks and the Off Highway Vehicle Intervenors. This is a HUGE WIN for the OHV Community and means OHV use at OWSVRA can continue without interruption or change.

The Intervenor group was led by Ecologic Partners and their attorney David Hubbard. Ecologic Partners is a consortium of Off Highway Organizations owned by Off Road Business Association (ORBA), District 37 American Motorcycle Association Competition, and American Sand Association (ASA). Tierra Del Sol Jeep Club of San Diego also played a key role in this effort.

On behalf of ORBA, we are very excited about this decision and will keep forging ahead in keeping access open to all OHV use.

Fred Wiley
Off Road Business Association

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December 2017 eNews


  • 6th Annual 4Wheeling For A Cure benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

  • Southwest District, Colorado

  • Get Involved! BLM Seeks Comments on Proposed OHV Trail System in Northwestern Colorado

  • UFWDA welcome the support of Royalty Core

  • 25th Annual VA4WDA Trail Ride hosted by Tidewater Fourwheelers

  • SFWDA 15th Annual Trailfest

  • Getting Trails on the Ground in New Mexico

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