CALIFORNIA – BLM Bishop Field Office and FS Inyo National Forest OHV Grant Applications Now Available for Public Comment

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The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office and U.S. Forest Service Inyo National Forest have submitted to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) preliminary applications for grant funds to enhance and manage motorized recreation. The agencies invite public comments on the preliminary grant applications now until May 6, 2019.

The agencies also invite the public to come out to an informal open house happening from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the U.S. Forest Service/BLM office, located behind the Department of Motor Vehicles, at 351 Pacu Lane, Bishop, CA. Copies of the preliminary applications will be available at the open house. The public can come by at any time during the open house to review and discuss the grant applications.

Representatives from the two agencies will be onsite to answer questions and receive or facilitate comments on changes, concerns and support for final grant applications, which will be submitted before June 3.
These and all other applicants’ grant requests, as well as detailed instructions about the process and how to comment, can be viewed on the OHMVR website. Public comments should be submitted directly through the division website and sent to the responsible agency.

As stewards, federal agencies manage public lands for the benefit of current and future generations. For more information, to submit ideas through other means, or if someone has special needs for accommodation to participate in this open house, please call Inyo National Forest District Recreation Staff Officer Tony Papa at 760-873-2561 or email him at tpapa@fs.fed.us, or contact BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Sara Manley by telephone at 760-872-5000 or email BLM_CA_Web_BI@blm.gov.

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

Ric Foster
Policy Director
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext. 2