CALIFORNIA – BLM Arcata Field Office Hosting Public Meeting on OHV Grant Needs

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The Bureau of Land Management’s Arcata Field Office is holding a public meeting and accepting public comments regarding management needs and projects that would benefit off-highway vehicle recreation on public lands. The meeting is Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. at the BLM Arcata Field Office, 1695 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA, 95521.

Anyone interested can provide comments at the meeting, mail them to the BLM at the above address (attention Casey Hague), or send them via email to chague@blm.gov. Hague will also take comments via telephone at 707-825-2322.  The deadline for comments is Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Arcata Field office staff will use the comments to develop a preliminary grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Division.

“This grant program helps us provide quality opportunities for local residents and visitors who enjoy OHV sports,” said BLM Arcata Field Manager Molly Brown. “Partnerships such as this one with California State Parks are vital to managing sustainable public lands for multiple uses.”

The BLM will submit project proposals to California State Parks on March 2.  Anyone interested can review preliminary applications by visiting the grants section at http://ohv.parks.ca.gov,  from March 3 through May 4, 2020.

The BLM can use grant funding for education, law enforcement, trail monitoring, maintenance, construction, development, safety improvements and road repairs. In past years, the Arcata Field Office has used grant funds at the Samoa Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area near Eureka.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Volunteer
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext. 2