Post Wildfire OHV Recovery Alliance (PWORA) is a national non-profit organization founded to protect and restore sustainable OHV recreation from the devastating effects of intense wildfires and other natural disasters. PWORA will collaborate with a diverse array of multi-interest strategic partners to mobilize volunteers and deploy resources to mitigate post-disaster impacts to recreation areas.
Outdoor recreation is a critical economic driver in many rural areas. PWORA will work with various partners in post-fire recovery planning and implementation of subsequent “first aid” management prescriptions that are focused on reopening affected areas in a timely manner so as to avoid prolonged impacts to recreation access and local communities.
Don Amador has been in the trail advocacy and recreation management profession for almost 30 years. Don is President and Owner of Quiet Warrior Racing, a recreation and land-use consulting company. Don served as a contractor and federal land policy lead to the BlueRibbon Coalition from 1996 until June, 2018. Don served as a commissioner on the California Department of Parks and Recreation Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission from 1994-2000.
Don has served on many recreation stakeholder groups and resource advisory committees including the USDA Region 5 Recreation Resource Advisory Committee from 2009-2014. In 2013, Don helped co-found FireScape Mendocino, a forest-health collaborative formed as a member of the Nature Conservancy’s Fire Learning Network, where he currently serves as Core-Team Lead. Don also serves on the Northern Regional Prioritization Group which is part of the California Forest Management Taskforce. In 2019, Don was appointed to serve on the BLM’s Central California Resource Advisory Committee.
Don was raised on the north coast of California where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and exploring backcountry areas on his off-road motorcycle or four-wheel drive.
Don has a BA from St. Mary’s College of California and belongs to the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals.
Mokelumne Hill, CA
ModernJeeper.com Worldwide Ambassador; 35+ year landuse veteran; 26-year fire service career (CDF/CalFire); 50+ years off-roading; B.S. in Forestry; M.A. in Environmental Planning and Studies; Vietnam combat vet (Infantry, Paratrooper; Ranger; Special Forces); and internationally published photojournalist.
Valley Springs, CA
Jeff was born and raised in Lodi California, he started off roading right after High School in his 1967 CJ5. He joined the California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs and the Joaquin Jeepers in 1982. In 1989 bought a 1979 CJ7 after he rolled his CJ5 off V Rock on Cadillac Hill. He currently lives in Valley Springs and owns a 2004 Jeep Rubicon and a 2015 Polaris RZR 900s.
Over the years he has been very active in the California 4 Wheel Drive Association, holding many positions on their Board of Directors including North District VP and the California 4 Wheel Drive Association President in 1999-2000.
He has also enjoyed being an event chairman for quite a few the California 4 Wheel Drive Association events over the past 30 years including Sierra Trek, Winter Fun Festival and the Win-a-Jeep program.
Jeff currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Rubicon Trail Foundation, Cal4 Safety and Education Foundation, Friends of the High Lakes and the Post Wildfire OHV Recovery Alliance. All of these organizations are 501c3 groups dedicated to keeping public lands open to the public.
Lastly, he currently is the Northern Natural Resource Consultant for the California 4 Wheel Drive Association. Jeff travels all over the State attending countless meetings with the USFS, BLM, California State Parks and many other government organizations representing the interests of the OHV community.
Business owner over 40 years, SF state grad, Novato rotary 34 years board and director for various committees, MCMA 30 years board and various committees, District 36, AMA, competed in cross country, enduro, poker runs, VC and various dual sport events.
Involved with WE rock, Calrock, Dirt track, Baha, Ultra4, as well as other off road events. Director of Wheelers for the Wounded.
Mill Valley, CA
Eric Lueder has an extensive background in land conservation and OHV recreation working for over 25 years as the Chief of Real Estate at the County of Marin. Eric has served since 1993 as the government relations officer for the Marin County Motorcycle Association with over 450 members and operates a private off road motorcycle facility on leased property in western Marin County. He served 2 terms (2008-2012 and 2014-2018) on the California State Parks Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission and 1 term (2010-2013) on the Bureau of Land Management Northwest California Resource Advisory Council.
Eric grew up in the small western Sonoma County town of Occidental and found his passion for single track motorcycle recreation as a youngster. He won his first race at Sand Hill Motorcycle Park in Brentwood, CA at the 1980 Christmas MX Marathon. The race bug caught him but racing would have to wait until later in life. Eric now competes in the AMA District 36 Enduro series in the A 50+ class.
Eric earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business from Sonoma State University in 1990 and holds the Senior Right of Way Agent professional designation from the International Right of Way Association. Eric and his wife Debbi reside in Novato, CA.
Cam graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a BA in Recreation Management and Administration. In 1976 he graduated from CSU Chico with a master’s degree in Recreation Planning and Design. He has worked for the past 42 years in several Federal Agencies including: Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, Heritage Conservation Recreation Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and for the past thirty years for the U.S. Forest Service. Cam has always worked in the field of recreation, first as an Outdoor Recreation Planner, Field Ranger and trail crew leader all the way to the State Outdoor Recreation Planner for the BLM in California. Cam retired as the Executive Officer for the National Enterprise Teaman internal business within the Forest Service. In Cam’s 42 years he has concentrated his efforts in planning, layout & design, construction, maintenance and management of a full spectrum of trail systems. During his time with the BLM and Forest Service he has concentrated on developing designs and techniques that are in concert with resource protection and sustainable recreational values for trails.
Cam has the distinction of being the actual person who completed the last 7½ mile stretch of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) and drove the “Golden Spike” at the completion ceremony. He has also received many accolades from the trails community for developing new techniques and equipment for trails. During his tenure with the BLM Cam received awards for “Trail Manager of the Year” as well as being placed on the National OHV trails coordination group. During the 25th anniversary of the California Department of Parks and Recreation the OHMVR Division, Cam was awarded the OHV Trail Manager of the year. Cam is one of the original members of the US Forest Service “OHV Core Group” that identified concerns of the OHV managers on a national basis.
During his 25 years with the Forest Service Cam has had the designation of “Master Performer” for trails both non-motorized as well as motorized. Has spent over 20 years working wildfire as a fire suppression rehab team leader and dozer strike team leader. Most recently he has been active with the federal leadership for the “National Trails Training Partnership” and an instructor for the National Trails Training Core Group. Cam has published several documents on trail management such as the “Trails 2000, ATV training, Modular Retaining Walls, Revised the AMA’s Joe Wernix OHV Planning, Layout and Design, Mechanized Trail Equipment Catalog, Mechanized Trail Construction Equipment Video and Trail Grading and Grooming Equipment.
Fair Oaks, CA