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  1. John Stewart
  2. Bureau of Land Management
  3. Tuesday, 05 February 2019

MORENO VALLEY, Calif< - The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled the dates, times and locations of several public meetings to provide input in the development of off-highway vehicle (OHV) grant proposals for submission to the California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division.  Proposed grant applications are currently being prepared by the BLM staff for the 2018/2019 grant cycle.    

The OHMVR Division’s Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program supports well-managed, off-highway vehicle recreation in California by providing financial assistance to cities, counties, districts, federal agencies, state agencies, educational institutions, federally recognized Native American Tribes and nonprofit entities.

The BLM applies for grants from the California Department of Parks and Recreation OHMVR Division each year to help fund and coordinate its off-highway vehicle programs. The grants support OHV management activities such as law enforcement, resource protection, planning and monitoring, visitor services, and maintenance on BLM lands throughout the state. 

Public scoping meetings will be held at the locations, dates and times listed below:

Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m.
Palm Springs Field Office
1201 Bird Center Drive 
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Wednesday, Feb. 13, from noon – 2:30 p.m.
El Centro Field Office
1661 South 4th St.
El Centro CA 92243

Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Needles Field Office
1303 S. Highway 95
Needles, CA 92363

Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Barstow Field Office
2601 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311

Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 5 – 6 p.m.
Ridgecrest Field Office
300 South Richmond Road
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Preliminary applications must be submitted to OHMVR Division no later than March 4.  Preliminary applications will be available on the OHMVR Division’s website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov/, for additional public review and comment from March 5 through May 6.  The website will provide detailed instructions for accessing the preliminary applications and submitting comments.  Public comments should be submitted to both the OHMVR Division and to the appropriate BLM field office by May 6.

As stewards, the BLM manages public lands for the benefit of current and future generations, supporting conservation in pursuit of its multiple-use mission.

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