MORENO VALLEY, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management is holding several public meetings to provide input in the development of off-highway vehicle grant proposals for submission to the California State Parks, Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. Proposed grant applications are currently being prepared by the BLM for the FY 2017-18 grant cycle.
The OHMVR Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program supports well-managed off-highway vehicle recreation in California by providing financial assistance to cities, counties, districts, federal agencies (including the BLM), state agencies, educational institutions, federally recognized Native American Tribes and nonprofit entities. The BLM applies for grants from the California Department of Parks and Recreation OHMVR Division each year to help fund and coordinate its OHV program. The grants support OHV management activities such as law enforcement, resource protection, planning and monitoring, visitor services and maintenance on BLM lands throughout the state.
Public meetings will be held at the locations, dates and times listed below.
Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Palm Springs Field Office
1201 Bird Center Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Barstow Field Office
2601 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311
Thursday, Jan. 25, from 5 - 6 p.m.
Ridgecrest Field Office
300 South Richmond Road
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Friday, Feb. 9, from 5 - 8 p.m.
Needles Field Office
1303 S. Highway 95
Needles, CA 92363
Wednesday, Jan. 24, from noon to 2:30 p.m.
El Centro Field Office
1661 S. 4th Street
El Centro, CA 92243
Preliminary applications must be submitted to OHMVR no later than March 5. Preliminary applications will be available on the division website at http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov, for additional public review and comment from March 6 through April 2. The website will provide detailed instructions for accessing the preliminary applications and submitting comments. Public comments should be submitted to both the OHMVR and to the appropriate BLM Field Office by April 2.