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<<First Name>>, Update, explanation, and request regarding this year’s annual Meeting and Conference.  
For a more detailed update and explanation please Click Here.

 

Annual Meeting / THAW Update

  1. Per Board of Directors Vote, the in-person Annual Meeting and Thaw Gala are cancelled.
     
    • Survey results from the membership indicate less than 50% of members would attend an in-person meeting, and our agency partners are under meeting/travel bans. The Board concluded that moving to a virtual/hybrid meeting format allows participation of agency partners, as well as a broader swath of our membership, while reducing otherwise significant costs.  
       
  2. Instead of the in-person conference, there will be zoom meetings November 29 -December 3, with the primary member meeting December 2. See agenda below.
     
  3. We need the support of our members to carry us through.
     
    • The Annual Meeting and THAW are key events— to address Association business, industry issues, and concerns— as well as an important source of annual operating revenue for IOGA.  
       
    • As a starting point, if you haven’t already, I hope you will take a couple of minutes to renew your membership
       
    • Beyond membership dues,  I hope you will consider making an additional [voluntary] contribution to IOGA this year. An additional $200 contribution by most, if not all, IOGA members would cover the expenses and offset the revenue we will lose from the Annual Meeting.
Make a Contribution to IOGA

IOGA has worked hard for you. 

 
Defending the interests of outfitters and guides in Idaho, in the legislature, with agencies and  management authorities (USFS, BLM, IDFG, IDL, IOGLB, etc.), and on National issues with our congressional delegation and partners. 
 
Advocating for the reasonable regulation of our industry and effective, responsible management of the land, water, and wildlife that sustains it.
 
Communicating with and coordinating the membership, to keep you all informed about critical issues and actions affecting you and your businesses, alert you when your actions are needed, and coordinate industry responses to issues affecting us all
 
Serving as the voice and champion of outfitters and guides in Idaho 

Consider just a snapshot:

  • From our work responding to COVID-19 protocols and closures, without which outfitters and guides would have been shut down or else drastically limited;
  • Our success in passing amending legislation to the laws governing outfitted hunt tag allocation and increasing the outfitter set-aside;
  • Negotiating important updates and changes to IOGLB rules;
  • Representation and advocacy for Idaho’s salmon and steelhead;
  • Reinvestment in our members and industry in East and North Idaho;
  • The strength of our relationships with the Governor’s office, elected representatives, and industry partners;
  • Monitoring and engagement of agencies and management authorities.
Looking forward to this year, your assistance will support our work on: 
  • Changes to IOGLB rules and statutes;
  • Working with the State and IOGLB on the Board's incorporation into the new Division of Occupational Licensing;
  • Hunt tag allocation and outfitted hunt tag restrictions;
  • SNRA Outfitter Management Plan;
  • Rule and enforcement issues for East Idaho fishing outfitters;
  • Idaho Department of Lands outfitter lease agreements;
  • Idaho Salmon and Steelhead recovery actions;
  • Completion of the first industry economic impact study for Idaho since 1993;
  • Industry marketing and promotion using funds awarded by the Idaho Travel Council;
  • Statutes regarding outfitter liability;
  • National issues affecting the industry (minimum wage, overtime, motor carrier, SOAR, etc.).
Make a Contribution to IOGA

Virtual Meeting Schedule

Click here for a PDF of the Agenda
Thursday, December 2nd
General Session
9am - 5pm Mountain Time
 
9am-Noon: Association updates, section reports, voting for the Board of Directors election.

Noon: Lunch Break

1pm: Aaron Bannon, America Outdoors

2pm: Leah Corrigan, Recreation Law Center. Leah will speak on an upcoming piece of legislation concerning outfitter liability. 

3pm: Gina McClard, J.D., and Jim Miller, Respect Outside. Workplace trainings specifically designed for the outdoor recreation industry to foster respect and equity in the workplace.

4pm: Agency Updates. Representatives from the Licensing Board, BLM, and Forest Service Regions 1 and 4 Foresters will give updates and take questions. 
Breakout Sessions and Sector Meetings

November 29th, 9am - Noon MST: Hunt Sector and Allocation Workshop

November 29th, 1 - 2pm MST: East Idaho Outfitters and OGLB, informal conversation. 

November 30th, 9 - 10:30am MST: Sawtooth National Recreation Area Meeting

December 1st, 9:30 - 11am MST: River Sector Meeting, vote on River VP election.

December 1st, Noon - 1:30pm MST: Rec Sector Meeting

December 3rd, 9am - 5pm MST: Board of Directors Meeting (open to the membership)

Nominations

We need nominations for our Board of Directors
Please click the "Nomination Form" button below to be taken to the google form where you can submit nominations. 

Positions that are expiring:
- Board President (2 year term)
- River Sector VP (2 year term)
- Guide Sector VP (2 year term)
- Treasurer (2 year term)
- Directors (3 year term)

Nominees need to be voting members of IOGA with dues fully paid.
A voting member can be an Outfitter Member (outfitter members can designate 2 people to vote on behalf of the business), Voting Guide Member, Honorary Lifetime Member, or Alumni Member. 
Nomination Form
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