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WOHVA to host breakfast with Greg Mumm

 

Date: August 12, 2012

 

From: Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association

            P.O. Box 1865

            Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1865

            920.907.8134

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Subject: WOHVA to host breakfast with Greg Mumm

 

Greg Mumm, (Executive Director, BlueRibbon Coalition) will be meeting with motorized trail riding enthusiasts on Sunday, August 19th at the Café Manoomin in the Mole Lake Lodge & Casino. The breakfast meeting is hosted by the Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association (WOHVA) and is part of Mumm’s “Turn the Tide” in 2012 tour. This is your invitation to attend!

The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is the leading national coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals providing leadership in responsible use and promoting balanced resource conservation. The BRC is recognized by the general public, the media, and elected officials as the leader in promoting common sense and an equitable approach to recreation and access issues.

Mumm stated, “I am tired of what is happening to recreational access, so I'm upping the game on what to do about it. I am getting on my dualsport motorcycle and taking a ride around the country to rally recreation's grassroots. It's a long ride "around" the good ol' USA and a big personal investment, but this is not about me—it's more about you and what you have to say. It's about the future of recreation on public lands and waters. I am going to meet with as many grassroots recreation enthusiasts, leaders, and organizations as I can. I want to hear all perspectives. At the end of my ride I am going to take the messages and concerns that you provide me to Washington, DC, and deliver them with those who can and should be doing something about them.”

This is your opportunity to tell Greg what you expect from the BRC. This year, the BRC is celebrating its 25 year history as a national recreational advocacy organization. What they have accomplished in that quarter of a century has been remarkable. What the BRC hears back from you will help define their mission going forward and ensure that they are fulfilling your expectations.

Motorized trail enthusiasts and local business owners are encouraged to participate in the breakfast event. Greg will be at the Café Manoomin on Sunday (August 19th) at 10:30. Simply join us for breakfast (the Café Manoomin offers an extensive breakfast menu). While there you’ll have the opportunity to meet Greg and share your thoughts and ideas (pertaining to motorized recreation issues) with him. Whether you ride your bike or drive your car or off-road rig doesn't matter. It isn't about the vehicle, it's about the message.

The continued closure of public lands to the public is an erosion of our rights and privileges as citizens. Outdoor recreation is a $646 billion dollar a year industry that provides jobs and revenue to rural and suburban American communities. There are over 50 million Americans who enjoy Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreation and you’re one of them!

In this election year, the issues facing OHV enthusiasts and small town America need to be brought to the attention of our elected leaders. This is your chance to impact the message that Mumm will deliver in Washington, DC at the end of his “Turn the Tide” in 2012 tour.

Please join WOHVA and Greg on August 19th! See ya at Mole Lake!

WOHVA is a non-profit, service organization which focuses on education to promote responsible and safe Off-Highway Vehicle recreation throughout Wisconsin. For additional information on the breakfast or any of WOHVA’s events email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call WOHVA at (715) 490-5463.

Date: January 16th, 2012
From: Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association

P.O. Box 1865

Fond du Lac, WI  54936-1865

920.907.8134

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Subject: Chain Saw Safety Course

The Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association (WOHVA) will be hosting a chain saw safety course on April 12th in conjunction with their 8th Annual Wisconsin OHV Enthusiasts Workshop at the Mole Lake Lodge and Conference Center in Mole Lake, Wisconsin.  This is full day safety course which includes a half-day of classroom instruction, lunch and a half-day of hands-on, outdoor instruction.

As part of WOHVA's overall support of motorized recreation in the Badger State and specifically our support for a state Motorized Recreation Area (MRA), WOHVA continues to educate and whenever possible certify capable and well trained volunteers.

WOHVA has once again arranged to have FISTA conduct the workshop.  Located in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, Forest Industry Safety and Training Alliance, Inc. (FISTA) is a nationally recognized, non-profit safety training and education organization for the forest industry. FISTA is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization.

FISTA provides safety training and education to workers in forestry-related industries to; 1) Decrease the number and severity of logging-related accidents; 2) Improve productivity and professionalism; and 3) Encourage environmentally sound practices.

FISTA is most well known for its hands-on Chain Saw Safety Training Program, which has been conducted in hundreds of locations across the country. Chain Saw Safety Training is conducted for a wide variety of groups such as: loggers, foresters, landowners, highway departments, correctional facilities, conservation districts, municipalities, recreational volunteer groups and many more.

FISTA provides Logger Training and Education and maintains a database of trained loggers and foresters for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®). All SFI® training is conducted in accordance with the annual SFI® Training Standard. SFI® Training in Wisconsin includes: Best Management Practices for Water Quality (BMPs) and annual Continuing Education requirements.

WOHVA is a non-profit, service organization which focuses on education to promote responsible and safe Off-Highway Vehicle recreation throughout Wisconsin.  Each year, WOHVA hosts their Annual Wisconsin OHV Enthusiasts Workshop, the Great Northern Trail Ride and serves as the local hosting organization for the Northwoods-Mole Lake Jeep Jamboree USA.  2012 will mark the 17th Annual Northwoods-Mole Lake Jeep Jamboree USA.

For additional information on the Chain Saw Safety Course or any of WOHVA’s events email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call WOHVA at (715) 490-5463.

September 15th, 2011

Date: September 15th, 2011

From: Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association

P.O. Box 1865

Fond du Lac, WI  54936-1865

920.907.8134

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Subject: WOHVA Receives Grant

The Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association (WOHVA) and the State of Wisconsin, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) formally signed an Outdoor Recreation Aids Grant Agreement earlier this week (August 22nd, 2011).

The grant allows WOHVA to utilize federal Recreational Trails Act grant funding to rehabilitate the access to The Pipeline 4X4 Trail (Forest Service Road #55552) at Forest Service Road #904385.  Both roads are located in the eastern most region of the Laona/Lakewood Ranger District of the Chequamegon/Nicolet National Forest (CNNF).  This grant project will include repairing the current access, making it capable of handling heavy equipment, thus allowing said equipment an access point to areas of The Pipeline located between weight restricting bridges.

This grant (RTA-466-10) has a Total Project Cost of $19,750.  The period covered by the grant begins August 17th, 2011 running through June 30th, 2013.  WOHVA’s first Pipeline Grant Trail Workday is scheduled for September 24th.  Additional information on this (and all WOHVA’s Pipeline Grant Trail Workdays) is  available in the “Events & Trail Rides” section of WOHVA’s General Public Forums.

This is the first in a series of grants which WOHVA’s hopes to use in facilitating the rehabilitation of The Pipeline 4X4 Trail.  When the series is completed, the rehabilitation should serve to assure not only the long-term sustainability of The Pipeline 4X4 Trail but also the continued recreational access by motorized recreationists to the trail.

WOHVA would like to thank the DNR for their assistance in securing this grant, as well as staffers at CNNF, WOHVA sponsors (who have donated finances, equipment & materials) and our legion of WOHVA volunteers!

Press Release - August 26, 2011

Press Release

Date: August 26, 2011
From: Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association
P.O. Box 1865
Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1865
920.907.8134
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Subject: Cooperative Agreement Signed
The long anticipated Memorandum of Understanding Between The Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association And The USDA, Forest Service Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest was signed, sealed and delivered to WOHVA earlier this month.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) documents cooperation between the two parties. Additionally, the purpose of the MOU is to continue to develop and expand upon the framework of cooperation between WOHVA and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) in the development of mutually beneficial programs,
projects, and activities pertaining to the management of the Pipeline 4x4 Recreation Trail.

WOHVA & the USFS have been working together for several years to provide quality riding experiences for WOHVA Members and other parties searching for safe, resource friendly areas to drive 4x4 vehicles and off-highway motorcycles in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF). It is mutually beneficial for both WOHVA and the USFS to work cooperatively to further develop the conservation ethic of motorized recreation enthusiasts. The MOU recognizes WOHVA’s efforts to instill greater understanding of the needs for responsible motorized recreation through environmental education awareness. Further, the MOU points out that both the USFS and WOHVA share the common responsibility and interest of developing and disseminating relevant OHV information to the public regarding conservation, recreation and natural resource activities as they relate to motorized recreation on the CNNF.

The MOU is effective as of June 24th, 2011 and through June 1st, 2016. After the fifth year, the MOU will expire unless extended by an executed modification approved by both the USFS & WOHVA. Additional details on the MOU can be obtained from the WOHVA Executive Committee. The document will be available for review at the WOHVA Board of Directors Meeting on August 10th and at WOHVA’s 8th Annual Wisconsin OHV Enthusiasts Workshops on April 12th, 13th & 14th, 2012.

Mission Statement
The Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association exists for the sole purpose of proactively assuring that public and private off-highway motorized vehicular recreational opportunities are expanded in Wisconsin for safe use by this and future generations