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2016 OHV Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program Workshops

OHMVR LogoIt’s that time again – time to prepare for the 2015/16 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program (Grants Program) grant cycle. Workshops for the upcoming grant cycle are scheduled for the week of January 11, 2016.
 
The two-day workshop, one held in Southern California and one held in Northern California, will be two full-day sessions. Please see the attached agenda for the information on the workshops.

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ALAMEDA COUNTY THROWS STATE PARKS UNDER THE BUS…….

To add insult, those of us that drove hours and hours to attend this meeting, were informed that ONLY 2 Minutes were allowed for public comment.  LAO feels this was very unprofessional, considering the seriousness of the topic at hand.

AMA District 36 was taken aback when a “motion” was presented to oppose, as it was assumed it would be a “tabled” item based on comments that appeared at the end of a 6 page letter addressed to Dan Canfield at State Parks, from Alameda County Planning Department which said – “the County believes the DEIR contains numerous inadequacies, and therefore Alameda County cannot support the project unless the stated concerns are addressed.”

Voting today, without allowing response to “stated concerns” seem very premature, and thus the county made this decision which I believe is problematic, and political. Language in some of the documents the county supplied, identified additional input from the public to be incorporated into the comments, yet, voted anyways.

Of interest, on the Agenda today, it stated this:

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Meetings Set for Ocotillo Wells SVRA

b2ap3_thumbnail_blmlogo.jpgBLM Announces Intent to Prepare Environmental Review for Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to conduct an environmental review for the Ocotillo Wells Recreation Area in Imperial County.

The BLM will prepare an environmental impact statement to analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of resource and recreation management at the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) and a proposed amendment to the BLM California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan. The California State Parks, who manage the SVRA through a Memorandum of Understanding, will jointly prepare an environmental impact report for their General Plan update.

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Ocotillo Wells Public Workshops Scheduled

California State Parks will conduct two public workshops, December 28, 2013 and January 12, 2014, as part of the comprehensive public involvement program for the Ocotillo Wells SVRA General Plan and EIR. The format of both workshops will be identical.

These are Open House events – drop by anytime, and stay as long as you’d like!

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Carnegie SVRA Preferred Concept Workshops Announced

California State Parks will host an open house to review the Carnegie SVRA General Plan draft preferred concepts.

Carnegie SVRA General Plan draft preferred concept at two public meetings at the following times and locations:

7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 - Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Amador Valley High School 

1155 Santa Rita Road

Pleasanton, CA
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 - Saturday, November 16, 2013
Carnegie SVRA 

18600 Corral Hollow Road 

Tracy, CA

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OHMVR Grants Revised with Increased Funding

After months of discussion, the OHMVR Grants Program has been revised upward - from $10 million to $30 million.  Working through our lobbyist and with countless hours of meetings, phone calls, and emails with administration officials and legislators, we have received an increase in the grants program.  This is an important development as the extra funding will qualify more grants and help preserve the state OHMVR Program.

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