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  1. John Stewart
  2. Sequoia NF
  3. Friday, 13 January 2017
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PORTERVILLE, CA, January 12, 2017 - You can help shape the future of Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use within the Sequoia National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land within the Bakersfield Field Office management area. The Forest and BLM will hold a public meeting/workshop Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 9-11 a.m., at the Kern River Ranger District Office, (105 Whitney Rd., Kernville, CA) to obtain public input into the development of preliminary 2016/2017 grant-cycle applications to the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR).

This meeting will allow the public to share desires and concerns pertaining to the Sequoia National Forest and BLM OHV program prior to the preliminary grant application deadline of March 6, 2017. The FS and BLM will incorporate feedback from the workshop into their 2017 grant applications, enabling continued management of a sustainable program that benefits the users and protects resources.

2015/2016 Grant Cycle – Important Dates

  • Monday, March 6, 2017:  Preliminary applications are due

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017 to Monday, April 3, 2017:  Public review and comment period 

  • Monday, May 1, 2017:   Final applications are due

  • May 2017:   OHMVR Division review of final applications

  • Monday, June 5, 2017:   Application Results - Intent to Award posted on the OHMVR Division’s website http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov/

  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to Wednesday, July 5, 2017:  Thirty (30) calendar day appeal period

  • Thursday, July 6, 2017:  Final awards posted on the OHMVR Division’s website upon resolution of any appeals

Both, the Forest Service and BLM’s applications will focus on maintaining off-road vehicle routes, facilities, signage, law enforcement, and education. The OHMVR, Sequoia National Forest and BLM have maintained a successful partnership for over 25 years.

For more information or to provide your comments through other means, please contact: Sequoia National Forest Recreation Officer, Karen Miller, at 559-784-1500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or BLM, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Harrison Friedman at 661-391-6186 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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