OHV enthusiasts encouraged to join Stanislaus National Forest at public meeting

Release Date: Feb 8, 2018  

Contact(s): Diana Fredlund (209) 288-6261

SONORA, Calif. — The Stanislaus National Forest is hosting a public meeting to gather feedback from OHV enthusiasts on Feb. 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Forest Supervisor’s office, 19777 Greenley Road, Sonora.

The forest is developing preliminary applications for the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division 2018/ 2019 grant cycle. The applications to the OHMVR Division include route/ trail maintenance and repair, law enforcement activities across the four ranger districts and OHV education programs.

Past grants have provided funding for route/ trail maintenance and repairs, including clearing downed trees on more than 1,693 miles of OHV routes on Stanislaus National Forest, provided law enforcement patrols on an additional 756 miles of native surface roads on the forest, printed the free Motor Vehicle Use Maps, as well as other education, planning, development and restoration activities.

Once completed, the preliminary grant applications will be available on the OHMVR website between March 6 and April 2, 2018 for review and comment. To review the grant applications submitted by the forest, go to http://olga.ohv.parks.ca.gov/egrams_ohmvr/user/home.aspx.

The public may provide electronic comments to the Stanislaus National Forest by emailing Miguel Macias at mmacias@fs.fed.us and cc'ing the OHMVR Division at ohvinfo@parks.ca.gov. You may also send written comments, suggestions, or letters of support for the applications to Miguel Macias, c/o Public Services, Stanislaus National Forest, 19777 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370.