Public Comment Sought for Preliminary Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Applications

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., January 13, 2017 –The San Bernardino National Forest will be seeking public input for their upcoming State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVRD) grants that will be submitted on March 6, 2017.

California state regulations require public input prior to the preliminary application deadline in this fund allocation process. The agreements support Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) management activities on the national forest, including operations and maintenance, law enforcement, development, planning, restoration and education and safety.

The State of California Department of Parks and Recreation and the San Bernardino National Forest have maintained a successful partnership for more than 30 years, with funding assistance for well-managed OHV recreation on National Forest lands.  In 2016, the Forest was successful in obtaining over 600 thousand dollars in grant funds to provide the public with world-class OHV recreation opportunities.

We are encouraging the public to provide suggestions for grants that will better the OHV program. The meeting will be held on the following date and location.

February 2, 2017 – 6:00 to 8:00pm    San Bernardino National Forest Supervisor’s Office

 602 S. Tippecanoe Ave. San Bernardino, CA                                                                   

If you are unable to attend the meetings, or have any questions, the Forest Service would like to receive your input to this application.  The preference for receiving comments is by email. Please send comments to: dkopp@fs.fed.us by February 16, 2017 with the words “OHV Grant Application” in the subject line. If you are unable to send comments electronically, you may send them to the following address:

OHV Grant Application
Deveree Kopp
USFS Mountaintop Ranger Station
P.O. Box 290
Fawnskin, CA 92333-0290

If you have questions about this application, please write or call Deveree Kopp at 909 382-2831 or dkopp@fs.fed.us

(San Bernardino National Forest News Release)

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