NEVADA & CALIFORNIA – Opportunity for Public to Review California Off-Highway Grant Applications

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The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is seeking public review and feedback on its applications for California Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Cooperative Funds for the upcoming 2017/2018 grant cycle.

The Forest has submitted three preliminary applications to the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division in Sacramento that would support the Carson and Bridgeport Ranger Districts. The first grant includes a strong emphasis on law enforcement and will fund Law Enforcement Officers and Forest Protection Officers. A Ground Operations Grant will focus on operating and maintaining OHV and snowmobile areas across the two Districts. The final grant application will focus on avalanche safety and education on the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area.

“This process is a chance for the community to give us important feedback on these grant applications,” said Cody Nicholes, Carson Ranger District Off-Highway Vehicle Manager. “We want to ensure that we are doing the greatest good for the land and for the people in our management actions.”

The grant applications will be posted on the OHMVR website after Tuesday, March 6, 2018.  To review the submitted grant applications, navigate to the following link: http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov. Instructions for submitting comments are posted on the website.

The 30-day public review and comment period for the 2017/2018 Grants and Cooperative Agreement Program begins March 6, 2018, and ends April 2, 2018.  This period provides an opportunity for the public to review the preliminary applications submitted to the OHMVR Division for consideration during the current grant cycle. The public may provide comments to both the applicant and the OHMVR Division by emailing Cody Nicholes at cnicholes@fs.fed.us and copying the OHMVR Division at ohvinfo@parks.ca.gov. Written comments, suggestions, or letters of support for the applications may also be sent to Cody Nicholes, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, 1536 S. Carson St., Carson City, Nevada 89701.

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

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