WOHVA Update February, 2012
Since our last update, WOHVA has been working diligently assuring that environmentally responsible OHV recreational opportunities are expanded here the Badger State.* Just a few of meetings and brief high-lights are noted below:
WOHVA participated in the regular quarterly meeting of the Lake States Resource Alliance (LSRA) Finance & Nominations Committee. The committee reviews financial management issues affecting the LSRA and is actively recruiting forest & recreation professionals to assist on the LSRA Board of Directors. *Information (including the minutes) on this and all LSRA meetings is available from the LSRA. *Visit http://lakestatesresource.org
or visit them on facebook & Twitter. *
The Winter ’11 Issue of Badger Tracks (WOHVA’s outstanding quarterly newsletter) was published. The current issue of Badger Tracks, as well as back issues, can be found under the “Badger Tracks” tab on the WOHVA website.
WOHVA participated in the regular quarterly meeting of the Lake States Resource Alliance (LSRA) Communications & Projects Committee. The committee oversees the LSRA Newsletter & Web Site. *Information (including the minutes) on this and all LSRA meetings is available from the LSRA. *Visit http://lakestatesresource.org
or visit them on facebook & Twitter. *
Working with the Badger State Sheriff’s Association, WOHVA premiered our newest public service opportunity. *Our Response Assistance Team (RAT) qualifies and enables volunteers to use the skills & equipment at their disposal to assist their fellow Badger State residents during times of emergency. For information on how the RAT Program works and how you can aid in times of natural disaster and/or emergency check out the WOHVA web site (http://www.WOHVA.com
) or contact WOHVA at info@WOHVA.com
The first planning team meeting for the Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park Development Workshop was held last month. *Several WOHVA members participated in the meeting. *The Workshop (being held in April) will outline Park development from the perspective of Forest County as well as from the motorized recreation enthusiast. *Both will walk away from the Workshop with an understanding out exactly what each must do to assure that an Off-Road Park of regional and national renown becomes a reality in Northern Wisconsin. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *For more on this workshop (including registration information) visit the WOHVA web site and click on the “Events” tab.
WOHVA attended the regular monthly meeting for the Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc. (WORVPI). Regular updates on WORVPI (including meeting agenda & minutes) and all WOHVA special projects can be found in the “Projects” window located on the WOHVA Webpage. *Project Updates are available to WOHVA Individual Members on-line and are provided quarterly to WOHVA Supporting Groups and clubs/organizations that have expressed interest by contacting WOHVA and offering their assistance in helping WOHVA expand OHV opportunities here in the Badger State. *Visit the newly launched WORVPI web site at http://www.worvpi.org
WOHVA participated in the regular monthly meeting of the Lake States Resource Alliance (LSRA) Land Use & Legislation Committee (LULC).The committee recommends actions on legislation and land management issues affecting public land stakeholders in the lake states region (Michigan, Minnesota & Wisconsin) to the LSRA Board of Directors.
WOHVA attended the Lake States Resource Alliance (LSRA) Quarterly Directors *Meeting at Trees for Tomorrow in Eagle River, Wisconsin. *Information (including the minutes) on this and all LSRA meetings can be found on the LSRA web site at http://www.lakestatesresource.org
The LSRA is a group of access advocates focusing on a multiple-use approach to industry and recreation in National Forests in and around the Lake States Area (Michigan, Minnesota & Wisconsin). *Visit them on facebook & Twitter. *
“Remember, join and advocate (that’s) the two most important things that you can do!” * * *
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Del Albright (April, 2009)