Public comments sought on Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant request

A public comment period is open now through May 6 regarding grant requests that were sent to state officials to help manage some of the only local off-highway vehicle areas located in the Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and the Los Angeles basin.

The applications were sent to the state Department of Parks and Recreation and will be posted at The funding requests are done annually and this year the Forest and Monument have requested grant funds focus on facilities operation, road and trail maintenance, habitat monitoring, soil conservation, law enforcement staffing and regulations enforcement.

The full proposals can be read at California State Parks’ OHV website. Public review instructions are available at Hard and digital copies are additionally available by contacting Ray Kidd at or 661-269-2808, ext. 229.

Comments are required to be submitted to California State Parks via their website under the “Grants” tab or by email to Ray Kidd. Comments will be accepted between Tuesday, March 5, 2019, and by 5 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2019. Forest Staff will review and consider the public comments and then submit their final grant applications by June 3, 2019.

Those without internet access may request a mailed copy of the application by calling the Acton Work Center at (661) 269-2808, ext. 229.