This is a slightly older report but one worthy of sharing again as it was a considerable undertaking. This report needs to be shared with the public in hope everyone will better understand the economic value of outdoor OHV recreation.
According to the report, Outdoor recreationists made more than 938 million visits to Federal lands and waterways, spending $51 billion and supporting 880,000 jobs in 2012.
As many of you already know, the Uwharrie OHV trail system is in danger of extinction if not drastic reworking!
Recently Rock Corps 4X4 Inc had their annual Toy Run at The Flats Off Road Park in Marion NC.
To date, this was the biggest event they have hosted!
This past week several SFWDA volunteers met with the National Forest Service Ranger and Engineering Manager representative; Valencia Morris regarding the design and construction parameters in building new trails at Beasley Knob OHV area.
The Forest Service recently encountered a firestorm of protest from a constituency that generally hasn’t been opposed to the agency’s management of wilderness areas. That all changed when the agency floated a proposed rule that would require news agencies to pay a fee and get a permit to cover news stories in designated wilderness areas.
We are very pleased to announce that our newest 4x4 club to join SFWDA for the very first time is Rock Corps 4x4 out of Marion, NC. We are in our 6th year since we formed. They started out with six guys, just looking for somewhere local to wheel.