The board of the Post Wildfire OHV Recovery Alliance, or PWORA, elected Ted Cabral as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer.
The vote was taken at the 2022 Board meeting held on Nov. 10 in Cottonwood.
Ted Cabral will succeed Don Amador who served from 2018 to 2022 as the organization’s first president.
Amador stepped down from his current position but will remain on the board.
“I am proud of what PWORA has accomplished over the last four years where it collaborated with a diverse array of multi-interest strategic partners to mobilize volunteers and deploy resources on projects to mitigate post-disaster impacts to recreation areas on public lands managed by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management in California,” said Amador.
“PWORA’s significant achievements since the organization’s founding include signing a master participation agreement with the USDA, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region (R5) located in Vallejo, California, completion of numerous volunteer and contract post fire recovery projects, and successful fundraising efforts,” Amador continued.
“I know the organization under Ted’s leadership will continue to build capacity to help our agency partners plan for and implement important post wildfire recovery projects,” Amador concluded.
Cabral, former three term commissioner for the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division of California State Parks, has a long track record of collaboration with the government agencies that manage OHV recreation on public lands in California.
“I am looking forward to building on the incredible foundation that Don and the PWORA board of directors have built,” Cabral stated. “My vision is to build our alliance by developing deep ties with local clubs and volunteer organizations. Those organizations would be able to leverage our relationship to streamline their volunteer efforts by taking advantage of PWORA’s master participation agreement to better support the Forest Service and other agencies during recovery operations.”
Reprinted from the Lake County News, November 19, 2022.