Sierra National Forest will hold two public meetings regarding California Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Grant program projects

Release Date: May 15, 2018  

Contact(s): Cesar Sanchez


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Sierra National Forest will hold two public meetings regarding California Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Grant program projects

CLOVIS, CA. MAY 15, 2018 - The Sierra National Forest (SNF) has been awarded a grant from the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) programs to develop roads, trails, and other recreational areas. The SNF would like public input in developing the proposed actions, necessary to complete the environmental analysis for this programs possible incorporation into the National Forest transportation system. The motorized recreation project continues the implementation of Subpart B of the Travel Management Rule, and will analyze motorized recreation opportunities recommended by the public that were not reviewed with the 2010 Travel Management Environmental Impact Statement. 

To provide for the locality of our Forest communities and the strong interest in this project. We will be hosting two public meetings, one for the Bass Lake Ranger District at the Town Hall in North Fork, CA and at the Forest Supervisors Office in Clovis, CA. We are holding these meetings to discuss the specific topics of roads, trails, and other motorized recreational areas, to help us facilitate public comments, concerns and shared ideas regarding all areas across the Sierra National Forest.

Once public comments have been compiled along with input from Forest specialists, the proposed action will be developed, and will be open for a 30 day public scoping period.  

Meetings Dates: 

• Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the North Fork Town Hall 33060 Rd. 228 in North Fork, CA from 

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• Monday, June 4, 2018 at the Supervisor’s Office 1600 Tollhouse Road in Clovis, CA from 

6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  

This is an opportunity for interested parties to engage the SNF about what is important to them regarding motorized recreation. We encourage all members of the public to be engaged in the planning efforts taking place on their public lands.

For more information or to provide comments through other means, please contact the Sierra National Forest, Cesar Sanchez, Project Manager, at 559-297-0706 x 4987 or via email at cesarsanchez@fs.fed.us. 

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The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation’s clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans liv 





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