IOGA Webinar + Letter to Delegation + Survey Reminder

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IOGA Webinar with Leah Corrigan
Apr 30, 2020 at 2:00pm  (mst)
 
I know we're all a bit 'webinar-ed out' right now,
but this is one you really shouldn't miss. 

Planning for CoVid19 - 

Liability and Employment Issues for Idaho Outfitters

Apr 30, 2020 02:00 PM in Mountain Time
Leah Corrigan will discuss the potential for liability related to conducting operations in the age of CoVid19, and suggest practical ways to mitigate that liability while maintaining the fundamental client experience. Leah will also discuss employment issues related to CoVid19, including potential OSHA implications and an outfitter’s duty to mitigate the risk of employee infection. This session will include time at the end of the presentation for questions and answers.
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Friday Updates & Action
 
IOGA Needs Information from the Industry 
Outfitters,

If you haven't already completed the survey we sent out yesterday, please take 5-10 minutes to do so now.
 
 

Economic Contributions, Impacts of Idaho's Outfitting & Guiding Industry


As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, we recognize the pandemic will have lasting economic effects on our industry in Idaho. Please take a few minutes and fill out this survey so our organization can better understand how COVID-19 is affecting or may impact your business. This information is crucial to our ability as an association and an industry to gain recognition and have a say in our future(s).

We know that many of you may feel uncomfortable sharing some of the information requested. That's understandable. But please know that any and all information will be kept confidential and anonymous.
 
(Additionally, please consider how important this type of comprehensive contribution/impact information is for an industry like ours in advocating/lobbying for any one sector or the whole.) 
Complete the Survey!
Push for Outfitter & Guide Public Lands Work Bill Continues
IOGA wrote today to members of Idaho's Congressional Delegation encouraging support for Senator Daines’ Proposal, which aims to enable outfitters and guides to go to work, and in so doing: maintain employment, keep businesses afloat, and invest in the future economic strength of the rural communities that depend on the visitation and tourism dollars our industry provides.

As recipients of this newsletter, you know that this is something IOGA has been pushing for a month and a half at this point, with positive reception from members of our delegation. 

The attached letter has gone to Senate and House Leadership, Senate Appropriations Staff, Emy Lesofski, and Nick Matiella, Forest Service staff for Chairman Murkowski.
 
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SUBJECT: Letter from Outfitters and Guides re: Trails and Restoration Stimulus Work


Honorable Senators & Representatives — 

Please see attached letter in support of legislation Senator Daines (MT) is working on, which aims to enable outfitters and guides to go to work, and in so doing: maintain employment, keep businesses afloat, and invest in the future economic strength of the rural communities that depend on the visitation and tourism dollars our industry provides.  

I  encourage you to join Senator Daines in this important effort.  Outfitters from across the American West, and particularly Idaho, are hopeful that this effort will become a reality and that they can be clearing trail,  pulling saws, improving recreational resources  and managing Invasives rather than financially struggling (worse, crumbling)  or going on unemployment. 


Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any of the partner organizations if you have any questions. 

Thank you for your support of our great and state and the industry that epitomizes its best virtues.

All the best, 

Aaron Lieberman
Executive Director - Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association

T:  208.342.1438   |   M:   208.286.2338                         
E:  [email protected]   |   www.ioga.org
PO Box 95, Boise, ID 83701
 
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