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    July 11, 2004
    Contact: John Stewart
    Director of Environmental Affairs
    United Four Wheel Drive Associations
    619-390-8747 or E-mail:



    Harrisburg, PA (July 9, 2004): The 2004 United Land Use Conference
    (ULUC), sponsored by the United Four Wheel Drive Associations
    (UFWDA), was held yesterday at the Harrisburg Holiday Inn Hotel and
    Conference Center in Harrisburg, PA.

    The conference featured a presentation from the U.S. Forest Service
    National OHV Policy Team hosted by Art Jeffers, Assistant Director in
    the Recreation, Heritage, and Wilderness Resources branch from Forest
    Service headquarters in Washington, DC. The presentation covered the
    formal announcement of the release of the draft policy proposal for
    managing motorized off-highway vehicle (OHV) use in national forests
    and grasslands. This draft proposal is expected to enhance
    recreational opportunities for the public and better protect the
    environment by requiring units to establish a designated system of
    roads, trails, and areas

    During the presentation, the draft policy was posted to the Forest
    Service web site and conference attendees had the opportunity to
    review it. Carla Boucher, Legislative Advocate for UFWDA noted,
    "This draft policy makes numerous additions and changes to
    definitions in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) covering travel
    management on National Forest System Lands. We will need to review
    the definitions for conflict with recreation access for our members."

    John Stewart, Director of Environmental Affairs for UFWDA stated, "As
    this process moves forward, we look forward to working with the
    agency to ensure the new rules and the route designation process
    provides for the variety of recreation experience our members desire
    on forest lands."

    The draft policy is available for a 60 day public comment period.
    More information on the draft policy is available at

    Another segment of the conference provided training in the lobbying,
    writing and speaking to public officials and legislators.

    UFWDA ( is an international association representing
    over 15,000 members that are involved with motorized recreation
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