Those of us who are part of the greater OHV community - enthusiasts, agency staff, professionals, and volunteers - understand the important and historic role that women have played to ensure the public has access to high-quality OHV recreation for current and future generations.
For over 100 years, women have embraced driving or riding motorized vehicles on native surfaced routes that in many sections resembled Forest Service “jeep” roads or BLM desert two-tracks .
They were “OHV” adventurers and pioneers that inspired the nation and piqued the interest of other women (and men) to get out and enjoy the great outdoors or consider becoming a land manager, an advocate, or founder of a non-profit.
Here at the QWR HQ, we believe it is important to celebrate Women’s History Month and honor those women who have made a difference in the sport we love, our lives, or career.
QWR is proud of the women that we have worked with on recreation and land management issues for the last 30 years. Our supporters and readers know that our gratitude to the modern pioneer woman is genuine and is why they are often featured in photographs, endorsements, stories, and illustrations on our website and blog.
As we pay homage to our women heroes who serve in recreation, fire, natural resources, and administration, let’s remember their service and commitment by taking time to send them a warm THANK YOU as a reminder they are appreciated and not forgotten.
*Feel free to post a comment about important women in your land-use experience