Tuesday, 28 February 2017
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WILLOWS, Calif.; Feb. 27, 2017 – The Mendocino National Forest is seeking input on the forest’s upcoming grant applications for the State’s 2016-2017 grant cycle.  These grants will support ongoing Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) management activities for law enforcement and ground operations.

The State of California Department of Parks and Recreation and the Mendocino National Forest have maintained a successful partnership for over 30 years. This partnership has provided funding assistance for OHV recreation on National Forest System lands through the California State OHV Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program.  Public participation is a requirement of the fund allocation process and is an important part of the forest’s OHV program.

Shannon Pozas, forest engineer said, “The Mendocino National Forest offers over 200 miles of designated OHV trails, providing exciting riding opportunities for a wide range of ability levels and vehicle types. In addition, over 1,300 miles of roughly graded roads are available for use by OHV enthusiasts.” Pozas added, “We appreciate your support and comments on our grant request. Your comments will help the State determine the level of funding to provide the Mendocino National Forest for OHV management activities.”

In order to view and comment on the Mendocino National Forest’s preliminary grant application, please visit the State of California website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov then click on the grants tab.  Additionally, a link to the State’s website may be found on the Mendocino National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/mendocino.  Comments may be provided between March 8 and April 4, 2017.  Instructions for providing comments can be found on the State of California website.

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