Sequoia National Forest and Bureau of Land Management to hold OHV Grant Application Workshop in Kernville

Contact(s): Alicia Embrey

PORTERVILLE, CA, January 11, 2018 - You can help shape the future of Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use within the Sequoia National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land within the area managed by the Bakersfield Field Office. The Forest Service and BLM will host a public workshop Thursday, February 1, from 9-11 a.m., at the Kern River Ranger District office, 11380 Kernville Road, Kernville, CA. To join the meeting by phone, please register no later than January 31 at the Kern River District office or call 760-376-3781 for more information.

This meeting will allow the public to share desires and concerns about the Sequoia National Forest and BLM OHV program before the preliminary 2017/2018 Grant-Cycle application deadline of March 5. The FS and BLM will incorporate feedback from the workshop into their 2018 grant applications, enabling continued management of a sustainable program that benefits the users and protects resources.


2017/2018 Grant Cycle – Important Dates

  • Monday, January 8, 2018: Grant application process begins. Application materials are available on the OHMVR Division's website.

  • Thursday, February 1, 2018: Sequoia National Forest and BLM Grant Workshop, Kernville, CA

  • Monday, March 5, 2018:  Preliminary applications are due

  • Tuesday, March 6 to Monday, April 2, 2018:  Public review and comment period 

  • Monday, May 7, 2018:   Final applications are due

  • May 2018:   OHMVR Division review of final applications

  • Monday, June 4, 2018:  Application Results - Intent to Award posted on the OHMVR Division’s website

  • Tuesday, June 5 to Tuesday, July 4, 2018:  Thirty (30) calendar day appeal period

  • Friday, July 5, 2018:  Final awards posted on the OHMVR Division’s website upon resolution of any appeals

Both, the Forest Service and BLM’s applications will focus on maintaining off-road vehicle routes, facilities, signage, law enforcement, and education. The OHMVR, Sequoia National Forest and BLM have maintained a successful partnership for more than 25 years.


For more information or to provide your comments through other means, please contact: Sequoia National Forest Recreation Officer, Karen Miller, at 559-784-1500 or or BLM, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Harrison Friedman at 661-391-6186 or