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Johnson Valley, a popular OHV area in California, is at risk. The Marine Corps is trying to expand the 29 Palms facility and take


Take Action to Protect 4WD Access

Johnson Valley, a popular OHV area in California, is at risk. The Marine Corps is trying to expand the 29 Palms facility and take over most of the OHV area for training exercises. The Marines would only need the extra space(147,000 acres) for less than 30 days a year. They plan to use the area for live-fire training, as a result, the area will be forever closed to OHV recreation.

An amendment to the Defense Authorization bill that passed the full House would require the Marines to identify the impact closing the area would have on OHV recreation and the local economy. The amendment requires the Marines to examine using the Johnson Valley area in ways that would not permanently lock out OHV access, and the potential of using other nearby public lands instead of Johnson Valley. This amendment only asks the Marines to consider other options.

The US Senate is poised to act on the Defense Authorization bill. Contact your 2 US Senators urging them to support the Johnson Valley amendment in the Senate bill.

While the area is in California, your US Senators will play a role in deciding the future of OHV recreation in Johnson Valley. Make your voice heard to protect access. Tomorrow it may be 4WD access in your state that is being threatened.

It is particularly important that you contact your Senator if listed below as this is the Senate Armed Services Committee involved in this issue specifically.

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Jason Church

UFWDA first try at our Blog!

Here is the first try for United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) at our Blog.  Many thanks to John Stewart for allowing us this opportunity.  Bear with us as we learn the ropes!

Two eNews in the same month? November updates | UFWDA

See attached and headlines below. Also follow us on our new Twitter account @ufwdaOrg

Headlines
• New bold moves for
Gov’t land grab
and restrictions to
recreational use!

• Links from the UFWDA
'forum'

• Two petitions started
because of Utah issue

• Pirate 4x4 forum links

• Winch Recovery
Bandana

• Where do you want to ride today?

November updates | UFWDA

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John Stewart

Winch Recovery Bandana

Redondo Beach, CA (Nov 15, 2012) – Badlands Off-Road Adventures, Inc. has released a “Winching Recovery Bandana” that contains all the information required for a winch recovery operation in a soft foldable format, which can be stuffed in to your recovery bag.

According to Tom Severin, President of Badlands Off-Road Adventures, “the bandana is a fantastic supplement to the Badlands Off-road Adventure’s Basic to Advanced Winching and Recovery DVD. The Bandana is packed full of useful information and is a quick reference in the field when you do not have a DVD player nor time to watch the full comprehensive 81 minute DVD.”

A winch is a useful off-road tool that can quickly become dangerous and potentially lethal to the operator and spectators.  Proper use requires good working knowledge of safety procedures, safe riggings and inspection. Since winches are not used often, thorough training is a must to retain that knowledge.  The Bandana serves as a quick reminder of the details learned in the training class and watching the DVD.

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