Inyo OHV Grants Available for Public Comment

Public Comments Requested on the 2010 Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Applications Open House to be Held March 23

Bishop, CA (February 26, 2010)...The Inyo National Forest and the Bishop Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management have submitted preliminary applications to the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division for the 2010 Grant cycle.  Both agencies are now requesting comments on this year’s applications.  The preliminary applications being submitted this year continue the many important and ongoing efforts between the Inyo National Forest, the BLM, the California State Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division, and interested stakeholders, at improving OHV opportunities on the ground.  The focus of these grants includes improvements to OHV routes, facilities, and signing, as well as restoration of impacted areas, law enforcement, and educational programs.

The OHMVR grants provide funding to help protect, maintain, and enhance OHV programs.

The public may view and comment on these applications and all the other grant applications on the OHMVR Division website:    Preliminary applications will also be available for review Tuesday March 2 through Monday April 1, 2010 at the BLM and Forest Service offices located at 351 Pacu Lane in Bishop, just behind the DMV office.

An open house will be held Tuesday March 23 from 3:00 to 6:30 pm in the lobby of the Pacu Lane office.  Representatives from the BLM and the Forest Service will be present to provide an overview of the proposals and will be available to answer questions, provide information and solicit public comments.

For additional information please contact Rich Williams of the BLM at 872-5033, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Marty Hornick of the Forest Service at 873-2461, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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