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US Forest Service (USFS) and UFWDA sign a MOU

A positive step forward has been achieved in on-going efforts to build relationships with public land managers by UFWDA and was negotiated by Carla Boucher, the UFWDA legal advocate, who stated:

“The recently signed Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) between the US Forest Service (USFS) and UFWDA indicates strongly the desire of both the Forest Service and UFWDA to express our common support for four wheel drive motor vehicle use recreationally on lands managed by the US Forest Service.

The intention between UFWDA and USFS is to foster and maintain the best cooperative partnership we can.  It is important to the progress that UFWDA clubs and associations make on the care and use of roads and trails managed by the USFS, as it outlines both the commitment of four wheel drive motor vehicle enthusiasts to care for the land and a commitment on the part of the agency to continue to view 4×4 recreational use as a legitimate form of recreation.

The MOU is an outward sign of the relationship both parties currently enjoy at both a national level and a local level and signals the strength of the relationship between UFWDA and the USFS for 4×4 motor vehicle access.”

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The US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service provides multiple opportunities for visitors to enjoy outdoor recreation on National Forest Service lands.

UFWDA is a USA based, international 4×4 organization established in 1978 and working to maintain motorized access to public and private lands, while advocating sustainability.

To get a copy of the MOU please follow this link

About the Author

Jeff Knoll is the former Event Director for the King of the Hammers event. He has raced various classes in SCORE, BITD, MORE, and MDR. Following the California 200, Knoll travelled to Washington, DC to meet with BLM officials regarding the Special Recreation Permit policies of the BLM. Knoll serves on the BLM’s Desert Advisory Sub-Committee regarding Special Recreation Permits. Knoll also drafted language for Nevada’s Senate Bill 156 in 2011 regarding action sports safety.

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