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Welcome to the June 2021
UFWDA eNews 

Community involvement; recently I have been talking about engaging with our community to protect our rights to use our public lands.  We many belong to several different communities of users who not only need to work with and sometime push back the land management agencies, but also hold their community responsible to be good visitors to our public lands.  Think about what communities you may belong to and what issues may affect them and how you may be able to improve issues related to use of our public lands.  By working together in our communities you may be able to bring positive change. 

Steve Egbert
United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Inc.

(559) 936-3030


The New Jersey Invasion is an annual all JEEP event held on the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey.

Ticket Sales Have Ended
Ticket sales ended at midnight on May 31st 2021. There is NO day of vehicle registration.

Walk in spectators are welcome and are free to enter.

OHVs banned, then unbanned, from Silverton’s streets

Jun 11, 2021 | Stay the Trail News | 0 comments

A sign indicating the OHV route in the town of Silverton may become a moot point later this year. After many twists and turns, the subject of banning OHVs from the town’s streets will go to a vote later this year. A separate vote would ask residents whether they want to allow OHVs on just the town’s current designated route or everywhere. It’s unclear how the two competing votes would impact one another. / Photo by Jonathan Romeo
 Jonathan Romeo – 06/10/2021

After a seven-year experiment, Silverton is grappling in a serious way with whether to allow off-highway vehicles within town limits.

In an abrupt, and to many shocking, move, the Silverton town trustees voted 4-3 last month to ban OHVs from riding in town, just days before the start of the summer season. But the battle is far from over.

This week, residents filed a protest and temporarily overturned the ban, which was to take effect June 20, ensuring the thunder of OHVs will continue this summer. And now, a mess of petitions filed by residents may force two separate elections on the matter in the coming months.

It’s complicated, with a dizzying array of moving parts, but to say the debate over allowing OHVs in Silverton has sent the town into an uproar would be an understatement. 


Ford starts shipping Broncos to dealers

  • Ford started shipping Bronco SUVs from its Michigan Assembly plant on Monday 15th June
  • The Bronco is viewed as one of the most critical nonelectric product launches for Ford in years.
  • It is expected to be the flagship model for a new Bronco family of vehicles.

Chaffee County Needs Your Help!

CORE needs your help with an important issue in Central Colorado. A citizen planning group, Envision Chaffee County, has produced a Draft Recreation Plan for the Salida and Buena Vista. Within this plan, we have identified some issues and concerns we would like to share with you. While it is possible to submit responses through the Envision website we encourage you to send them directly to the Chaffee County Commissioners, Chaffee County Planning & Zoning, and Cindy Williams the co-chair of Envision Recreation in Balance. Please copy and paste the following email addresses into your browser.

Commissioner Greg Felt (ERiB Co-Chair),

Commissioner Kieth Baker,

Commissioner Rusty Granzella,

Planning and Zoning Dan Swallow, 

Planning and Zoning Jon Roorda,,

Planning and Zoning Christie Barton,

Cindy Williams (RiB Co-Chair),

Please watch the video and email them:
1. Who you are, and be sure to mention if you are a Chaffee County resident. What you like to do in Chaffee County
2. You do not think a 3rd party special interest group like Envision should be developing a plan that insinuates they have decision authority on public land management.
3.Envision should not be implying the Travel Management Planning process mandated by federal law - specifically with Voluntary Seasonal Closures, Recreation development “no go” zones, and identifying areas of critical wildlife habitat in a county Recreation Plan.

That’s it - clean, simple, and to the point. The more input the better and this is all you need to say! 

Watch for all the info!
View the Full Plan

Please feel free to forward these editions of UFWDA eNews to other four wheelers. Because some of our member organizations don't enroll their members as members of UFWDA, we don't have email addresses of those individuals.  Member numbers count when advocating for a cause.

Here at UFWDA, we are volunteer based and our Board members are geographically dispersed, so regular 'online' meetings have been our primary management tool for quite some time. Our 'overheads' are minimal, but we still need to have a good membership base. You can join or renew at
Stay safe
Peter Vahry: editor

UFWDA Facebook updates
The UFWDA Environmental Director, Jerry Smith maintains a steady flow of information through Facebook  which includes updates from sources such as the Federal Register  
There is now a link to that FB page on
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