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Open House for USFS and BLM 2015 Off-Highway Vehicle GrantsUntitled Post

posted Feb 3, 2015, 8:52 AM by Tony Burgess

BISHOP, Calif. - The Inyo National Forest and the Bishop Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold an open house February 12 to discuss off-highway vehicle grant funding. 

The informal open house will run from 4p.m. to 6 p.m. at the U.S. Forest Service/BLM office, 351 Pacu Lane, Bishop.  

The agencies plan to request grant funds from the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle

Recreation Division (OHMVR) to enhance and manage motorized recreation in the area. The Sierra Responsible Riders (SRR), a local partner group, may also submit a grant to work on both BLM and Forest Service lands.

Interested citizens are invited to drop in at any time during the open house.  Representatives from the two agencies and SRR will be available to answer questions about potential grants and to receive ideas about the types of projects and other opportunities to be funded through the grants.  

Preliminary grant applications will be submitted to the OHMVR Division on March 2. The public will be able to comment on the preliminary applications from March 3 to April 6. Final applications must be submitted by May 4. For more information about the state grant process and requirements, visit the OHMVR Division website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov 

For more information, to submit your ideas through other means, or if you have special needs for accommodation to participate in this open house, call Marty Hornick, Forest Trails Coordinator, at (760) 873-2461; or Rich Williams, BLM recreation planner, at (760) 872-5033.

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