Comments on off-highway vehicle grants for national forest requested

Release Date: Mar 5, 2018  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 5, 2018

Contact: Zach Behrens, 909-382-2788

 

 

Comments on off-highway vehicle grants for national forest requested

 

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Officials with San Bernardino National Forest are seeking comments from the public on four preliminary grants submitted to fund the forest’s off-highway vehicle (OHV) operations. The preliminary applications, based on public and staff feedback given in January and February, seek to enhance ground operations, law enforcement, restoration and new development.

 

Basic details about the four grant proposals are as follows:

 

  • Ground Operations requests funding for route monitoring and maintenance, facility operations and maintenance at five staging areas, six trailering sites and three campgrounds, habitat monitoring, soil conservation, archaeology site steward program and new equipment to maintain trails.

  • Law Enforcement requests funding for staffing and equipment to enforce regulations.

  • Restoration requests funding to restore habitat damaged by unauthorized OHV use in a Roadless Area and other new locations, continued maintenance of 12 existing sites and funds to complete NEPA and restore off route use in a Special Interest Area.

  • New Development funding is being requested to add shaded picnic structures to the Summit and Baldy Mesa OHV staging areas on the Front Country Ranger District. Funds are also being requested for upgrades to the Cranston OHV Work Center on the San Jacinto Ranger District

 

The full proposals can be read at California State Parks’ OHV website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov. Public review instructions are available at http://olga.ohv.parks.ca.gov/egrams_ohmvr/user/home.aspx    Hard and digital copies are additionally available by contacting Linda Stamer at lstamer@fs.fed.us or 909-382-2738.

 

Comments are required to be submitted to California State Parks via their website under the “Grants” tab and also by email to Linda Stamer. Comments will be accepted between Tuesday, March 6, 2018, and Monday, April 2, 2018, at 5 p.m. PDT. The forest will review and consider the public comments and then submit their final grant applications by May 7, 2018.

 

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