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Is Land Use in New England a Lost Cause? Not Anymore…

Posted on Sunday, January 1st, 2006 by Robin

Submitted by John Stewart

Advocating access to public lands carries a responsibility to be part of the solution for managing the lands. As a strong proponent for participation to make a difference, John Stewart has moved from working in the public sector to being a full time advocate for recreation.

As a Natural Resources Consultant working from his home base in San Diego, California, John represents California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs interests before local, state, and federal recreation and land management agencies.

In 2002, John was selected as Director of Environmental Affairs for United Four Wheel Drive Associations and assumed responsibility for assisting member clubs and associations with their interactions with public land managers and elected officials. As a member of the UFWDA Board of Directors, he participates in developing (more…)

Invitation to CT Wheelers

Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2005 by Robin

Come one, Come ALL!!!

Those that attended the CT Recreational Trails Draft Plan on November 3 heard the suggestions of the DEP on acquiring land for fullsize 4×4 use in CT. So it’s time for us to do something! See my report below.

When: Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Time: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Slider’s Sports Bar, 197 Episcopal Road, Berlin, 860-829-9292, meet us in the back room – it’s to the right of the pool tables

At this time we don’t have an agenda but stay tuned, I’ll post as soon as it’s ready. This meeting is open to all CT club members and unaffiliated wheelers looking to legally acquire land for our use in CT.

While we appreciate your wanting to help, PLEASE, no out-of-state wheelers. All northeast states need help and we’re happy to point you in the right direction.

Connecticut Recreational Trails Plan

Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2005 by Robin

The Department of Environmental Protection draft plan for recreational trails is detailed in the Connecticut Recreational Trails Plan (PDF, 2.05 MB).

This document is the draft version of the DEP’s policy for the development and use of statewide recreational trails. The public will have an opportunity to comment on this draft until November 15, 2005. There will also be a public meeting on November 3 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Connecticut Forest and Park Association in Middlefield.

Additional Information and Directions

Let’s get a HUGE showing of 4×4 recreationists to show the State of Connecticut that we’re here and we want our share of the trails in CT! If you can’t make it, all CT residents must address comments or questions to Leslie Lewis, State Parks Division, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106; (860) 424-3578 or via email at by November 15, 2005. (more…)

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