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Smokey Bear Exhibit

Comments on draft OHV grants sought

Officials with Angeles National Forest are seeking comments from the public on two preliminary grants submitted to the State of California to fund the forest’s off-highway vehicle (OHV) operations. The draft applications, based on public and staff feedback given in February, seek to enhance ground operations functions:

  • Ground operations requests funding for route monitoring and maintenance; facility operations and maintenance at OHV staging areas and trailheads, habitat monitoring; soil conservation.
  • Law enforcement requests funding for staffing and equipment to enforce regulations

The full proposals can be read at California State Parks’ OHV website. Public comments can be made, with instructions, on the state's online grants application (OLGA) database. Hard and digital copies are additionally available by contacting Ray Kidd or 661-269-2808.

Comments are required to be submitted to California State Parks via their website under the “Grants” tab or by email to Ray Kidd. Comments will be accepted between Tuesday, March 5, 2019, and by 5 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2019. The forest will review and consider the public comments and then submit their final grant applications by June 3, 2019.

Forest Fire Restoration Program

The Angeles National Forest is located within one of the driest, most fire-prone areas in the United States – where human-caused wildland fires are becoming larger and more frequent - significantly damaging natural resources as well as important human infrastructure on these invaluable public lands.

Not all areas and resources impacted by these fires will recover naturally, so forest managers and partners have launched a number of restoration efforts intended to produce ecosystems that are able to adapt and thrive over time. Projects located within the areas burned by the Copper Fire (2002), Ranch Fire (2007), and Sayre Fire (2008) focus on forest or upland vegetation and stream or riparian ecosystem restoration, sensitive wildlife species management, infrastructure improvements, and other beneficial projects.

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