2018-19 OHV Grant Applications Notice of Public Review & Comment Opportunity

Two Tahoe NF modified Jeeps on Fordyce Trail

 

Nevada City, Calif. – The Tahoe National Forest (TNF) is submitting its annual Preliminary Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Applications to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) for funding to maintain and enhance its OHV program.

This grant cycle the TNF will be submitting grant applications for:  

  • Ground Operations (OHV trails and facilities maintenance)
  • Law Enforcement
  • Planning (Yuba River Ranger District) – Surveys of natural resources in and around the major district OHV trail systems to be conducted to better plan for their protection.
  • Education and Safety – Focused education at Tahoe NF OHV “Hotspots” through Forest Service personnel, Volunteer Trail Rangers and signage

The TNF OHV Preliminary Grant Applications will be available for public review and comment from March 5 to May 6, 2019, on the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division’s website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov. Public comments need to be submitted to both the Tahoe National Forest and the OHMVR, instructions on how to comment are on the OHMVR’s website.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/tahoe/recreation/ohv

A variety of terrains challenge riders of all skill levels on the off-highway trails.  Before you start out, there are some things you will need to know.

Regulations

Off-highway use on the Tahoe National Forest is regulated under both Federal and State Law.  Briefly, users are required to have a license, a properly registered vehicle, and a working spark arrestor.  They are also required to stay within Federal noise limits, ride safely, and abide by the area's off-highway restrictions.  These regulations, enforced by Forest Officers, are designed to minimize environmental degradation and to reduce conflicts between users.  It is your responsibility to know the regulations and to abide by them.

Riders also need to be aware of and in compliance with the rules regarding routes and seasons of use that are shown on the Tahoe National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM).  For the open/close status of the Burlington Motorcycle Trail System please call the Yuba River Ranger District office in Camptonville, CA dial (530) 478-6253, ext. 243.

For Additional Riding Opportunities in California - http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/

Questions, comments or letters can be directed to:

Joe Chavez, Forest Trails Program Coordinator

Tahoe National Forest, 631 Coyote St., Nevada City, CA 95959

Email: joetchavez@fs.fed.us

(530) 478-6158

For more information about the Tahoe National Forest, go to www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe. Join the conversation by following us on Twitter at twitter.com/Tahoe_NF and Facebook at www.facebook.com/TahoeNF.





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