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.”