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May 2017 eNews

So much to do, where's the time! This newsletter is a little late once again, but this time I can blame four wheeling... not the getting out on the trail type though, just a string of meetings about four wheeling here in New Zealand. Our national body, the NZFWDA had it's annual meeting on 21 May and a topic was how to relate to/ engage with, the informal social media four wheeler groups, whose unregulated activities are irritating land managers and threatening to impact on organized club access to land. No, there was no solution identifed!

Has your organization found an answer? That's what UFWDA is about, finding possible solutions to problems through the wider community.

With the UFWDA online annual meeting scheduled for 22 August 2017 you are reminded that we are looking to fill some BoD positions and have a series of annual awards waiting for nominations from our U.S. and international membership.
The Jack Edwards Memorial Award
Four Wheeler of the Year Award
Environmental Affairs Four Wheeler of the Year Award
Contact Tom Mandera for a respective nomination form for those categories.

A reminder again that the UFWDA ‘online’ store is temporarily disabled. The donation function is however still available and your support is most welcome.

Your input of topical material for each eNews is still vital, so please keep UFWDA and our readers informed by emailing to before the 10th of each month. If your organization has a website with interesting stories etc. then send a link to

Peter Vahry; editor

Comments needed on Antiquities Act review

From John Stewart, Cal4Wheel Natural Resources Consultant

The Department of Interior is taking public comments concerning its review of the Antiquities Act of 1906 and National Monuments created under this Act. BlueRibbon Coalition has made it very easy to submit comments. See:

A review of National Monuments and the process to create them is long overdue. The Trump Administration has made it a reality. We must take advantage of the opportunity to affect the changes we want. Everyone who has an issue with National Monuments needs to weigh in on this. This action requires no money and no special expertise - just a couple of minutes of your time.

If this process comes back with nothing but opposition from environmental and preservationist interests, then we basically lose. This is put up or shut up time. Go out there and get everyone that you know to comment.

Do it here now please

2017 4WD Events

  • May 26-27 -- Old School Rock Crawl - Delta, UT
  • May 26-29 - Hi Desert Round-up – Barstow, CA
  • May 30- June 2 – Rock Junction – Grand Junction, CO
  • June 3 -- Rocky Mountain Off-Road Expo -- Grand Junction, CO
  • June 9-11 Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, Butler PA
  • June 10 SFWDA Summer Meet & Ride Windrock Park
  • July 13-16 – Crawl 4 Cure 2017 – Gilbert, MN
  • July 15 - 22nd Annual All Breeds Jeep Show in York, PA
  • July 29- August 5 – All-4-Fun – Leadville, CO
  • September 21-24 - Dixie Run 31 SFWDA
  • October 4-7 -- Trail Hero – Hurricane, UT
  • October 7---Willy's owners are getting together in North Carolina
  • November 4 - SFWDA Fall Meet & Ride Daniel Boone BackCountry Byway

Pictures of Coon Hollow ... An Off-Camber Day!

24/4/2017 21:11

Photos; Paul Gasman

Trail Description
Coon Hollow is a good moderate level Jeep trail. Located west and
north of De Beque. This trail is an in and out that will NOT seem like
the same trail even though you just passed all of what you are driving

For more about Coon Hollow..

OHV park in works at Glade Run

Recreation Area

Project will be paid for using $600,000 in state funding

FARMINGTON — Local outdoors enthusiasts who prefer to do their exploring over the roar of an engine will have a new, easy-to-access option soon as an off-highway vehicle park is being constructed in the Brown Springs area of the Glade Run Recreation Area.

The Bureau of Land Management, which oversees Glade Run, is constructing the park using a $600,000 contribution from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish's Trail Safety Fund. The park will feature a small riding track for young people, a skills training track, primitive camp sites, toilets and a pavilion.

Doug McKim, an outdoor recreation planner for the BLM's Farmington field office, said work on the project has begun, and officials hope to have the campground completed and ready for use this summer.

Bill to reopen Clear Creek introduced

APRIL 5, 2017 – Today, California Reps. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), David G. Valadao (CA-21), Jeff Denham (CA-10), and Paul Cook (CA-08) introduced H.R. 1913, the Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act. This bill directs the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reopen the 63,000-acre Clear Creek Management Area in San Benito and Fresno counties for use by off-road vehicles. The legislation would also protect 21,000 acres of BLM land adjacent to Clear Creek by designating the area the Joaquin Rocks Wilderness.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Land Rover club holds jamboree in Karak on its 20th anniversary

De Silva (centre) flagging off the cars at the starting point in Petaling Jaya. — Photos courtesy of LROM

De Silva (centre) flagging off the cars at the starting point in Petaling Jaya. — Photos courtesy of LROM

TWO decades is a long time to keep the momentum going for anything.

Twenty years is enough time to get married, have children and raise them into adulthood.

Raising a family takes a lot of hard work, tears and a whole lot of love. You will face a lot of challenges along the way but it is worth it.

That’s how members of the Land Rover Owners Club of Malaysia (LROM) feel about their efforts. Founded in 1997, LROM is the first and the only registered Land Rover club in Malaysia and is reputed to be one of the most active outdoor 4x4 clubs in the country.

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, the members decided to hold a three-day, two-night 4x4 jamboree at a 2ha private camping ground, Petai Jungle Lodge, in Karak, Pahang over the Labour Day weekend.

UFWDA could use help.

There are several roles within our volunteer Board of Directors (BoD) that it would be good to have candidates for at our August AGM.
If you're interested, we'd love to hear from you... email Tom Mandera

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