Inyo National forest invites the public to open house discussion on OHV Grant Applications
Bishop Ca – The public is invited to an informal open house to review Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant applications for the Inyo National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office.
Since we began Sierra REC Magazine, I have heard and read grumblings about the conflicts that occur on our National Forest lands between Off-Highway Vehicle recreationalists and What I like to call Human Powered Recreationalists (Hikers). At Sierra REC we believe it is all recreation and welcome all types of recreational activities in the Sierra and surrounding communities. Yes stewardship of our trails and National Forests is something that needs to be considered in all cases, but I personally have no problem with OHV recreation and welcome this opportunity to support such managed programs that grow and enhance the managed motorized recreation.
The agencies have submitted preliminary applications for grant funds from the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division to enhance and manage motorized recreation. The agencies invite comments on the preliminary grant applications.
The two agencies will hold an informal open house on Thursday, March 12 from 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the U.S. Forest Service and BLM office located behind the Department of Motor Vehicles at 351 Pacu Lane in Bishop. You may drop in any time during those two hours to review and discuss the grant applications. Representatives from the two agencies will be there to answer questions and receive or facilitate comments on changes, concerns and support for the final grant applications, which will be submitted by May 4, 2015.
These and all other applicants’ grant requests, as well as detailed instructions about the process and how to comment can be viewed from March 3 until April 6 on the OHMVR website atwww.ohv.parks.ca.gov/. Comments can be submitted directly through the division website and/or sent directly to the responsible agency. Comments must be received by April 6, 2015. To review current Inyo National Forest OHV regulations and opportunities click here
For more information or to provide your comments through other means, please call Inyo National Forest Trails Coordinator, Marty Hornick at (760) 873-2461 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Rich Williams at (760) 872-5033 or email@example.com