Forest Service hosts open house for OHV grant application

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


[Image]: Forest Service Shield.SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will host an open house to provide information and seek public input on 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 Tahoe Basin. The open house will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at the Forest Service office in South Lake Tahoe, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150. There will be no formal presentation, instead the public may arrive between 4 and 7 p.m. and visit informational stations, talk with staff and ask questions. The 60-day grant application comment period began Tuesday, March 5 and ends Monday, May 6. 

For requests for reasonable accommodation access to the facility or proceedings, contact Adrian Escobedo at 530-543-2758 or email aescobedo02@fs.fed.us

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.

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