Forest Service seeks input on off-highway vehicle grant application

Release Date: Mar 2, 2018  

Contact(s): Public Affairs, Lisa Herron (530) 543-2815


[Image]: Forest Service Shield.SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is seeking public comments for the annual California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division grant application. The OHMVR application requests funding for trail maintenance, and operation of facilities for off-highway vehicle (OHV) access in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The 30-day grant application comment period begins Tuesday, March 6 and ends Monday, April 2, 2018.  

“These annual grants provide important funds that allow the Forest Service to maintain OHV trails and facilities, repair winter storm damage and restore trailside environments, as well as providing patrolling and monitoring of these areas,” said LTBMU Trails Program Coordinator, Jacob Quinn. “I encourage anyone interested in the OHV program to comment on the state website, or contact me to discuss their ideas on these proposals.”

When finalized, the grants will be available for public review and comment on the State of California’s website at http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1164. During the public review and comment period, public input can be submitted online using the State of California electronic forms, or by contacting the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit directly.

Questions, comments or letters may be directed to Jacob Quinn, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150.

For more information on the application, grant process or how to comment, contact Jacob Quinn at 530-543-2609 or email jmquinn@fs.fed.us.

A jeep navigates the rock pile trail.

 

Photo caption:  LTBMU seeking comments on OHMVR grant application.  The 30-day grant application comment period begins Tuesday, March 6 and ends Monday, April 2, 2018.  Photo credit:  Lake Tahoe Hi-Lo’s 4-WD Club.

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