MORENO VALLEY, Calif. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today the dates, times and locations of district-wide public meetings to provide input in the development of off-highway vehicle (OHV) grant proposals for submission to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR). Proposed grant applications are currently being prepared by BLM staff for the 2015/2016 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. BLM applies for grants from the OHMVR 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.  

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Barstow Field Office
2601 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Needles Field Office
1303 S. Highway 95
Needles, CA 92363 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
El Centro Field Office
1661 South 4th Street
El Centro, CA 92243  

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Ridgecrest Field Office
300 South Richmond Road
Ridgecrest, CA 93555 

Friday, January 29, 2016, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Palm Springs Field Office
1201 Bird Center Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 

Preliminary applications must be submitted to OHMVR no later than March 7, 2016. Preliminary applications will be available on the Division website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov for additional public review and comment from March 8 through April 4, 2016. 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 4.