San Diego, CA. (March 2, 2017) - Cleveland National Forest officials will submit a cooperative grant application to the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division for 2016/2017 "Green Sticker" grants. Beginning March 7, 2017, the application can be viewed by clicking on the "Grants" tab on the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation website at http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov/. Comments on the application must be received by 5:00PM, Pacific Standard Time, on April 3, 2017.
Since 2003, Green Sticker grants have provided funding to help protect, maintain, and enhance the Cleveland National Forest's designated off-highway vehicle program. The Cleveland National Forest currently has two off-highway vehicle areas, Wildomar OHV Area in Riverside County and Corral Canyon/Bear Valley in San Diego County. If awarded, grant funds would be used for OHV related facilities maintenance, signage, wildlife and cultural resource protection, restoration of unauthorized motor vehicle routes, and law enforcement support.
According to OHMVR sources, “All vehicles which are operated on public lands must be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)." The registration fee is $52 per vehicle, and is valid for a two-year period. The OHV fees are used for acquisition of new OHV areas, development and operation of existing OHV areas, enforcement of the rules and regulations, and protection of the natural resources. For additional information regarding the OHMVR Green and Red Sticker Fees, please download the OHMVR Information Bulletin dated April 24, 2009.