Forest Service Soliciting Comments on Proposed ORV Grant Program

Forest Service flogoThe Forest Service has announced that San Bernardino National Forest recreation managers will seek public comments on their proposals for the 2014-15 State of California Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant program. According to information from longtime Forest Service employee John Miller, public comments will be accepted from March 3 through Monday, April 6, 2015.

A three-step application process is used by the state to allow public comment and feedback before the final  public recommendations regarding the development of preliminary applications were solicited, received and considered by the Forest Service in February. The preliminary grant applications can be submitted through Monday, April 6.

A three-step application process is used by the state to allow public comment and feedback before the final comment submittal deadline. At this time the Forest is soliciting input specific to the 2013-14 grand application proposals for Cooperative Agreements with the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division . The public is encouraged to provide the Forest Service with constructive criticism and/or suggestions that will enable them to make the program better.

The preliminary applications will be available online by visiting the California State OHV grants and Cooperative Agreements program at: http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov. Hard copies may be requested by contacting Deveree Kopp at (909) 382-2831 or at dkopp@fs.fed.us. The Division’s website will provide detailed instructions for accessing the preliminary application and submitting comments. All comments must be submitted via email to both the OHMVR Division and the San Bernardino National Forest.

State regulations require annual public participation in this fun allocation process. The agreements support OHV management activities on the national forest, including operations and maintenance, restoration, law enforcement 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 29 years with funding assistance for well-managed OHV recreation on National Forest lands.

 

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