Sequoia National Forest seeks public comment for off-highway vehicle (OHV) grant application

Release Date: Feb 28, 2014   Porterville, CA

The Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument is seeking public comments on a preliminary application to the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) for the 2013/2014 grant cycle. The public review and comment period for the State's Grants and Cooperative Agreement Program begins March 4, 2014 and ends April 7, 2014. State regulations require annual public participation in this fund allocation process.

The Forest Service will be submitting the application using the California internet-based "On-Line Grant Application" (OLGA) software. After the public review and comment process a final application will be submitted, due May 5, 2014. The public may view and comment on the Preliminary Application by visiting the State Grants and Cooperative Agreements program at select the Grants tab. The OHMVR Division’s website will provide further detailed instructions for accessing the preliminary application and submitting comments.

The Forest's application will focus on improvements to off-road vehicle routes, facilities, signage, law enforcement, and education. The OHMVR and the Sequoia National Forest have maintained a successful partnership for over 25 years.