Feb 02

Public invited to Eldorado National Forest Open House to discuss Off-Highway Vehicle grant applications

eldoradonationalforestFrom USDA / Forest Service – The Eldorado National Forest will be submitting applications for Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Cooperative Funds for the upcoming 2015/2016 grant cycle.  The Forest is developing preliminary applications to the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division which includes a strong emphasis on trail maintenance and repair, law enforcement across the four Ranger Districts, printing and distribution of the Motor Vehicle Use Maps, restoration of impacted areas, planning, and education.

As your ideas are important for developing our proposals, the Forest will be hosting an Open House on February 10 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM to discuss the proposed preliminary grant applications.  This Open House will be held at the Eldorado National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 100 Forni Road, Placerville, CA 95667.  You can call (530) 622-5061 for directions.

The Eldorado National Forest has been successful in being awarded grants from the OHMVR Division in previous grant cycles.  The grants have helped address trail repair and clearing of downed trees on over 300 miles of OHV routes and law enforcement patrol on an additional 900 miles of native surface roads on the Forest, provided for the printing of free Motor Vehicle Use Maps, as well as other planning, development, and restoration activities.

Once completed, the preliminary grant applications will be available on the OHMVR website on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 through Monday, April 4, 2016 for review and comment. To review the grant applications submitted go to http://olga.ohv.parks.ca.gov/egrams_ohmvr/user/home.aspx.

The public may provide electronic comments to the Eldorado National Forest (applicant) by e-mailing both Cindy Oswald at coswald@fs.fed.us and carbon copying (cc) the OHMVR Division at ohvinfo@parks.ca.gov.  You may also send written comments, suggestions, or letters of support for the applications to Cindy Oswald, Eldorado National Forest, 100 Forni Road, Placerville, CA  95667

You can find out more about the Eldorado National Forest HERE.