EUREKA, California, March 6, 2017 – The US Forest Service division responsible for providing law enforcement services on the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity national forests is seeking input on its grant application to the state’s Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) to enhance and manage motorized recreation on National Forest System (NFS) lands. Public participation is a requirement of the grant process and an important part of the forest’s off-highway vehicle (OHV) program.
The grant proposal provides law enforcement staff with tools that promote responsible OHV use; encourage the healthy use of our public lands by providing patrol coverage and supplies to support public safety, wildlife, soils and habitat protection; and sustain OHV recreation opportunities on the Six Rivers.
Off-highway vehicle-related law enforcement activities on the forest include public information, education and enforcement, incident management, resource monitoring and protection, and signage and barrier installation consistent with the forest’s OHV Law Enforcement Plan. The plan supports enforcement of all laws pertaining to OHV operation, emphasizing noise levels, resource protection and prevention of OHV trespass.
To review and comment on the grant proposals, visit http://olga.ohv.parks.ca.gov/egrams_ohmvr/user/ReviewProjects.aspx, and search for “USFS - Shasta-Trinity/Six Rivers NF - Patrol District” under the “Agency” tab. The opportunity to comment begins on March 7, and ends on April 3, 2017.
For more information about the state grant process and requirements, visit the OHMVR Division’s website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov.