HMBA is an IMBA Chapter, so in reality HMBA and IMBA are the same group. We have explained this relationship to State Parks, and they understand and are excited about having a paid staff person as a resource. So, this means that as other local IMBA chapters develop, HMBA will work with the IMBA representative to make sure the local chapters understands the requirements of the MOU and the expectations of the IDNR. Then, HMBA will be willing to step back and let the local chapters and the IMBA rep take control.
Because of HMBA's location (Central Indiana), HMBA will likely continue to provide support state wide. We will go to NRC meetings, meeting with State officials, look for State Grants, cover the Trails Advisory Board.