USDA Forest Service and State of Utah sign Shared Stewardship Agreement
"Agreements like this appear good on paper but must have action and
consequences" comments UFWDA Director of Environmental Affairs, Jerry Smith.
"The USFS must make a complete reversal of its "Protect and
Preserve" philosophy before anything of value will happen in our
severely unhealthy forests."
As part of this Shared Stewardship Agreement, the State of Utah and the USDA Forest Service are working together to identify and map priority landscapes that will guide activities across jurisdictional boundaries. Utah and the Forest Service will work in partnership to restore these priority landscapes using all tools available, including existing programs such as Utah’s Watershed Restoration Initiative and the Governor’s Catastrophic Wildfire Reduction Strategy.
“This agreement is about setting priorities together and combining resources to achieve healthier forests for the people of Utah,” said Secretary Perdue. “We will use every available authority and tool at our disposal to support partnership efforts to improve forest health and target treatments in areas with the highest payoffs. We want to leave America’s forests better than we found them and that means creating meaningful stewardship partnerships that proactively keep our forests healthy.”
UFWDA Annual Meeting 2019
To be held at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be on Wednesday Nov 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm in the ORBA Meeting Room on the Second Floor of the South Hall and on GotoMeeting. Attendees will need to register with UFWDA to attend in person and on the Gotomeeting online conference.
More details on registration soon.
UFWDA will also be shortly calling for nominations for Board roles. Those roles for election this year are Treasurer, Vice-President, Director of Public Relations and Director of Environmental Affairs. These positions are volunteer roles. There are also the vacant roles of Public Relations Director and Business Development Manager for which nominations are invited.
This is your chance to help make a difference to the future of four wheeling, so nominate yourself now by emailing a resume.