For those not familiar with VLLS (Volunteer Leadership and Land Stewardship), it is a program that Del Albright of the BlueRibbon Coalition put together some years ago and has raised from the dusty corner of neglect. Del’s program, for me this past March, was a good kick in the pants to shift into another gear on land use. Probably the most important thing coming away from the meeting was all of the contacts I had made with other people and organizations that deal in land use.
• Currently forming One Voice Advisory Committee • Beginning DC lobbying efforts • Beginning amending and rewriting land use laws and agency rules on the NATIONAL level. 4. Many letters to Congress and Senate written
Last night, December 9th, 2015, we held an hour-long FaceBook chat to tell of some of our accomplishments over the months since the VLLS meeting.
5. Several comments written on RMPs (Resource Management Plans), and TMPs (Travel Management Plans). BLM and USFS.
The following is not meant as “SelfAggrandizement”, but to give you a sense of what myself and United Four Wheel Drive Associations have done to maintain motorized access to our public roads and trails.
6. Working with Utah 4wd Association/ Utah BLM on Programmatic Agreement – Section 106 of National Historical Preservation Act.
I am not the only one doing this kind of work, but I don’t think most people know what it is we are doing behind the scenes. We don’t like bragging about this, but if you don’t know what it is we actually do with the resources you provide the United Four Wheel Drive Associations, why would you want to support us? The following is a short version of what we have accomplished since March of 2015. 1. Still Director of Environmental Affairs for United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) 2. Director of Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) 3. Helped form a partnership between UFWDA and Off Road Business Association (ORBA) ONE VOICE
7. Have attended many meetings all over Colorado, Utah, and DC. (BLM, USFS, County Commissioners, Grand Valley Trails Alliance, Colorado Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs, Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition, SEMA, and others.) 8. Have manned booths at Easter Jeep Safari, Rock Mountain Off Road Expo, All-4-Fun, and others. All of this was done without one dime of reimbursement. Thousands of miles of travel and lodging expenses came from my wallet because UFWDA and other organizations I work with do not have the resources to pay for it!! Just wanted to let you know what United Four Wheel Drive Associations does FOR YOU. When we ask for your support, there is a reason or two. Now you may have a little concept of why we ask.
United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) online magazine.