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TEANAWAY FOREST PLAN FOR YOUR REVIEW - COMMENT DEADLINE NOV 7TH (Nov '18)
A draft version of the Teanaway Community Forest Plan has been released for citizen's review. This will shape the uses and management for this Forest near Cle Elum for the next 15 years. Please read the plan and submit comments as requested. This is YOUR Forest; make sure you have the recreational opportunities you want! The deadline is near; urgency is necessary. Please have comments in by 5pm on Wednesday, November 7th. The plan is linked below. A special thanks to WSSA Board Member Wayne Mohler who has been on the Forest Advisory Committee during this process.
Teanaway Community Forest Recreation Plan Overview 110118
Teanaway Community Forest Draft Recreation Plan 110118
2018 WSSA AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED (Feb '18) - The annual award winners were announced at Winter Rendezvous in Omak over Presidents' Day weekend. Congratulations to the following individuals and groups:
-Snowmobiler of the Year - Mike and Liz Van Amburg
-Snowmobile Club President of the Year - Tom Shields (Northwest Glacier Cruisers)
-Snowmobile Club of the Year - Northwest Glacier Cruisers
-Groomer of the Year - Ron Lind, R & R Grooming, Central Cascades
IS YOUR SNOWMOBILE CLUB THRIVING? (Dec '17)
- At the November WSSA Leadership Meeting, Jon Ferrian
, WSSA's Safety Chair/NWAC
Board member/member of multiple clubs, presented a PowerPoint
presentation on building and maintaining a thriving club. Check it out and see if there are ideas in it for you. (Do you have something to add?If so, let us know!) Click here for the presentation.
OSV DESIGNATIONS ON NATIONAL FORESTS (Dec '17)
- It's coming! The Forest Service has been directed to complete travel plans for over-snow vehicles (OSV
). This process will require diligence on the part of snowmobilers to ensure we don't lose any important trails or riding areas. While it hasn't started in ernest here in WA, it has in CA. Check out this letter sent to the Lassen
National Forest by the BlueRibbon
Coalition. Issues pertaining to the Pacific Crest Trail are relevant here. Read the letter here.
AIL INSURANCE CONVERSION OFFER (Aug '17)
- For many years AIL (American Income Life) has provided WSSA
members with a free accidental death and dismemberment group policy. AIL has now terminated this free insurance, but is offering our members an option to convert to an individual policy. (Coverage is $4,000 and the annual premium will be $4.) If you are interested in taking advantage of this conversion, please download the AIL letter (click here
), fill it out, and mail to AIL.
NATURE CONSERVANCY LAND MANAGEMENT PLAN RELEASED (Dec '15)
- Of interest to snowmobilers is an article from the Ellensburg
Daily Record regarding the Management Plan for the Nature Conservancy lands purchased last year. It's good news for snowmobilers and other motorized recreationists
. (Remember though this is privately-owned land and our good stewardship must continue!) Check it out here
WSSA MEMBERSHIP BRINGS DISCOUNT FOR LIFE FLIGHT NETWORK (Nov '16)
- UPDATED! Northwest MedStar is now Life Flight Network.
Seconds count when a critically ill or injured patient needs specialized medical attention, and so does the medical team caring for you. From bases all over the Northwest, Life Flight Network safely transports thousands of patients each year in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Western Montana, Northern Nevada and Northern California. Life Flight Network, a non-profit organization, is the region's premier critical care transport service dedicated to the safe, compassionate care for thousands of critically ill or injured patients each year through helicopter, fixed wing and ground-based transports to health care facilities throughout the Pacific Northwest. The price is $45 a year, or $225 for five; a bargain if you ever need this emergency service. Click here
for the WSSA
/Life Flight Network membership application. Visit www.lifeflight.org
for the details of this life-saving insurance.
LOOKING FOR SNOWMOBILE SAFETY AND ACCESS INFORMATION? (Jun '14)
- The Snowmobile Safety and Access Information Center is provided by the American Council of Snowmobile Associations in fulfillment of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA
) to support snowmobile safety and access training and product development. Your one stop shop; click here
to visit www.snowmobileinfo.org!
WSSA IS ON FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM & TWITTER (Jan '10)
- Search "Washington State Snowmobile Association" on Facebook and become a fan! We are "wssa.us" on Instagram. Check us on Twiter
too at "wssaus