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Planning for 2020

 

 

 San Bernardino, California__ February 2019__ For over 20 years, San Bernardino National Forest has been a recipient of over ten million dollars from California’s Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grants. The money has gone to creating and maintaining OHV staging areas and trails, route monitoring and education, enforcing OHV regulations and restoring lands damaged by OHV use. The forest has 65 miles of green sticker trails, 169 miles of green sticker roads and an additional 734 miles of level 2 roads open to SUV/4-WD use, of which 104 miles are 4-WD routes.

 

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So what’s next for the program? That’s where the public comes in. Forest officials are encouraging the public to provide suggestions for grants that will improve the forest’s Off-Highway Vehicle  program by either attending an open house or sending suggestions.

The agency plans to request grant funds from the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) to enhance and manage motorized recreation in the area.

The Southern California Mountains Foundation, a local partner, will also submit a grant to perform work on Forest Service lands.

The Open House will be held Thursday, February 7, 2019, to discuss the next opportunity in Off-Highway Vehicle grant funding from the state. The informal open house will run from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M., in San Bernardino at the San Bernardino National Forest Headquarters, located at 602 South Tippecanoe Avenue. 

Interested citizens are invited to drop in at any time during the Open House. Representatives from the Forest Service and the Southern California Mountains Foundation will be available to answer questions about potential grants and to receive ideas about the types of projects and other opportunities to be funded through the grants.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, or have any questions, the Forest Service would like to receive your input about the grants. The preference for receiving comments is by email.

Please send comments to Linda Stamer at lstamer@fs.fed.us by February 15th with the words OHV Grant Application in the subject line.

If you are unable to send comments electronically, you may send them to the following address:

OHV Grant Application

Linda Stamer, USFS Supervisor’s Office

602 South Tippecanoe Avenue,   San Bernardino, CA  92408 

Preliminary grant applications will be submitted to the OHMVR Division on March 4, 2019.  The public will be able to comment on the preliminary applications from March 5 through May 6, 2019.

 

Final applications will be submitted by June 3, 2019. For more information about the state grant process and requirements, visit the OHMVR Division website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov  

If you have questions about these grants, please write or call Linda Stamer at lstamer@fs.fed.us  or 909-382-2738.