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March 2018 eNews

We still really need your stories and photos now for the next UFWDA Voice ... Who will feature on the front cover?

A new edition of the UFWDA Voice is overdue but still lacks stoies and photos that we know our members have already created somewhere or can put together to show the world.

The next edition will have a recent exclusive interview for 'Voice' with the FCA North America Director for Jeep, Scott Tallon,  Scott was candid on many of the questions that many of you have possibly wanted to ask.

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  before the 10th of each month. If your organization has a website with interesting stories etc. then send a link to

Peter Vahry; editor

Delegates to UFWDA, we need your help

After many many years, the system that hosted the UFWDA emails has been suddenly discontinued, which leaves us without our direct link to delegates.
We also recognize that some of those email addresses probably needed updating and  that some member organizations possibly did not even have a delegate to UFWDA at all.

UFWDA would be pleased to get updates on all delegates email addresses as soon as possible so that we can keep the information flow going in both directions,

Please update your Delegate's email addresses to
Have you ever had a look at the UFWDA Land Use Director's Facebook page?


Modoc NF Seeks OHV Grant Application Input

ALTURAS, Calif. -
The US Forest Service is seeking public comments on preliminary applications to the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) for the 2017/2018 grant cycle. A public review and comment period for the State Grants and Cooperative Agreement Program runs March 6 - April 2, 2018.  Public input is requested in the fund allocation process.

The three OHV grant application proposals can be viewed through the California internet-based “On-line Grant Application” (OLGA) software. After the public review and comment process, a final application will be submitted by May 7, 2018. Interested Individuals may view and comment on the preliminary applications by visiting the State Grants and Cooperative Agreements Programs website at and selecting the “Grants” tab. The OHMVR Division website will provide further detailed instructions for accessing applications and submitting comments. 

Modoc National Forest submitted three OHV grant proposals to sustain OHV recreation opportunities. The grant proposals include forest-wide signage improvements, maintenance of low-standard roads that serve as off-highway vehicle routes, maintenance and improvements to Doorknob Snowmobile Staging Area, and support to the Bald Mountain Restoration Project - a planning and implementation effort in the Warner Mountains.

For more information on the three OHV grant applications please contact Modoc National Forest, 530-233-5811.


ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Program

Applying for a Clean Trail Grant is easy; head to
and click to apply for a grant, filling out a short questionnaire.
With a grant from ExtremeTerrain, you can get the tools you need to clean, restore, or
expand your local trails, helping to maintain the trail system and improve it for future

Nevada OHV 

CARSON CITY – The Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles has awarded $1,290,293 to 28 off-highway vehicle projects and initiatives in Nevada, including trail maintenance and signing throughout the Ruby Mountains, and near Jarbidge and Mountain City.

A comprehensive list of 2018 projects can be found on the State’s website at

Additionally, the Off-Highway Vehicles Program is partnering with the Recreational Trails Program, Great Basin Institute and Nevada Conservation Corps to develop off-highway vehicle trail building, grant writing workshops, planning assistance, and other training opportunities for the public and agencies. A primary goal of this partnership is to expand the motorized trail maps page on the new website, including downloadable paper maps and electronic GPS data.

Grant applications for 2019 will be available between late summer and early fall of this year.

Read the full article

June 8-10, 2018 - 8th annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival in Butler County, PA -- Birthplace of the Jeep

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UFWDA thank Southern Four Wheel Drive

for their check

Latest news from Cal4Wheel
Cal4Wheel's Hi Desert Round-Up will be May 25-27, 2018 near Barstow


See you at the Slash X for Memorial Day weekend's Hi Desert Round-Up

Event will be May 25-27 near Barstow

Forest Service seeks input on off-

highway vehicle grant application

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is in the process of finalizing a grant to help maintain off-highway vehicle trails and facilities and, once completed, the public will have an opportunity to comment on the application.

LTBMU must finish its application for an annual California Department of Parks and Recreation Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division grant by Monday.

The 30-day grant application comment period begins the next day, Tuesday, March 6, and ends Monday, April 2.

The OHMVR application requests funding for trail maintenance, and operation of facilities for off-highway vehicle (OHV) access in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Lisa Herron, public affairs specialist with LTBMU, said the local Forest Service office has been successful in receiving grant funding in previous years.

The funding helps with projects that are not covered by federally appropriated funds.

"These annual grants provide important funds that allow the Forest Service to maintain OHV trails and facilities, repair winter storm damage and restore trailside environments, as well as providing patrolling and monitoring of these areas," Jacob Quinn, LTBMU trails program coordinator, said in a press release. "I encourage anyone interested in the OHV program to comment on the state website, or contact me to discuss their ideas on these proposals."

The grant application will be available for public review and comment on the state of California's website at During the public review and comment period, public input can be submitted online using the state of California electronic forms, or by contacting the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit directly. Coalition Seeks Executive Director

POCATELLO, ID (March 15, 2018) -- Coalition (BRC) is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization which champions responsible use of public lands and land access for outdoor recreation.

The Executive Director is hired by the Board of Directors and serves as a full time, salaried employee to execute the business of the organization, excepting for those functions reserved for the Board in its by-laws.

The Executive Director will be responsible to manage BRC staff, to develop and execute a plan to achieve BRC's goals, and to properly present the "public face" of BRC through various communication formats, including social and print media, oral and written presentations and other forms of outreach.

The Executive Director also will be responsible for providing leadership for membership development and fund raising while maintaining financial stability and insuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

The Executive Director position requires excellent communication skills. The Executive Director shall provide the board of directors with on-going information regarding the health and direction of the organization, the status of operational and financial plans, and the synergy of the Coalition Team and is the representative of the coalition.

The person applying for this position must demonstrate a successful record of fundraising and organizational leadership. It will be considered a plus if the applicant has a history of effective advocacy in the field of public recreation. Industry and OHV community contacts are extremely desirable.

Serious individuals should contact:

Todd Ockert, Chair, Executive Director Search Committee
c/o Coalition
4555 Burley Drive, Suite A
Pocatello, ID  83202
208-237-1008 ext 0

 Drone catches fire, becomes wildfire near Kendrick Park

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., March 6, 2018, For Immediate Release — Coconino National Forest firefighters have responded to the Kendrick fire southeast of Kendrick Park in grasslands burning more than 200-acres of forest land.

Approximately 30 firefighters are working in the grasslands to stop the wildfire and it has not crossed Forest Road 514 or U.S. Highway 180. Drivers in the area are asked to drive cautiously while near the area because of smoke, response vehicles and personnel in the area.

Several Forest Service engines, patrols, and a water tender truck being dispatched from Summit Fire responded to a smoke report from a drone on fire north of Flagstaff at approximately 12:35.The fire is producing a smoke which may be limiting visibility in the area at times. Arizona Department of Transportation has responded to the area to assess traffic needs.

MN Off-highway vehicle spring

restrictions announced

Off-highway vehicle restrictions will go into effect March 15, 2018, across the Chippewa National Forest. Off-highway vehicle use is not allowed on any forest service roads from March 15 through May 01, 2018.

Any vehicle not licensed for highway use is considered an off-highway vehicle, which differs from the state of Minnesota's Class II and Class III OHV classification. All forest service roads are closed to all OHV use during this time period.

For more information on OHV spring road restrictions, please contact the Chippewa National Forest engineering office at 218-335-8686.

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