Comment on BLM’s Needles Field Office application for state off-highway vehicle grant

February 11, 2019

NEEDLES — Discuss the scope of an annual grant application to support area off-highway vehicle programs in a public meeting set for Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the Needles Field Office of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 1303 S. Highway 95.

The BLM applies for grants from the California Department of Parks and Recreation Off-Highway Motor Vehicle 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.

Typically, the Needles request runs into the millions of dollars.

Preliminary applications must be submitted to the state no later than March 4 and will be available for public viewing on the OHMVR Division’s website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov/. Additional public review and comment may be made from March 5 through May 6. The website will provide detailed instructions.

Public comments should be submitted to both the OHMVR Division and to the appropriate BLM field office by May 6.

OHV Specialist David Roan handles the Needles Field Office applications. Send comments and questions to him at droan@blm.gov; call 760-326-7033.

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