For Immediate Release, December 14, 2023

ATVBC & 4WDABC sign new Memorandum of Understanding

Osoyoos, BC – Over the last few years the concerns around fair access to crown lands for BC residents has greatly increased, in particular in the outdoor motorized sport groups.

Management and Directors of the Quad Riders Association of BC (ATVBC), and the Four Wheel Drive Association of BC (4WDABC), have worked alongside each other for many years to address issues that affect their members.

To better understand their roles and direct their efforts, these two associations representing over 10,000 members, have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

“As the environment within government changes to a focus on indigenous reconciliation, and a call for 30% of land to be protected by 2030, we recognize that our members voices need a place at the table to ensure fair representation and understanding of the environmental, indigenous and cultural values of the areas in which we recreate.” – Kristin Parsons-Brouwer, Executive Director at ATVBC.

“Recreation is crucial to healthy living and access to natural environments is the key component. We recognize that most recreationists utilize a four wheel drive vehicle to access their trailhead and we are proud to promote shared access of roads and trails. This MOU reflects our core values of working together to make our world a little better for those that follow us.” – Kim Reeves, President, Four Wheel Drive Association of BC.

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About Quad Riders Association of BC ATVBC

Established in 2001, ATVBC is a membership driven organization representing over 5000 riders, belonging to over 40 local clubs in BC. ATVBC advocates for shared trails through responsible use, collaboration with other user groups and volunteer contribution around the province of BC. ATVBC works to represent and bring the voice of their members to all three levels of government to fulfill its mandate.

About Four Wheel Drive Association of BC

Stewards of British Columbia’s Back Yard since 1977.The Four-Wheel Drive Association of British Columbia is a registered non-profit society that advocates for Public Access to Public Land. To this goal, we’re involved in active stewardship of our backcountry by maintaining 26 Rec Sites in BC so that avid off-roaders can use them free of charge.

For more information contact:

Kristin Parsons-Brouwer, Executive Director
ATVBC Quad Riders Association of BC
[email protected]

Kim Reeves, President
Four Wheel Drive Association of BC
[email protected]