BLM solicits public input

BLM solicits public inputThe Bureau of Land Management will host a public meeting Thursday, Jan. 23, from 4:30-6 p.m. in order to allow stakeholders an opportunity to give input on the development of off-highway vehicle grant proposals.

BLM is preparing applications to the California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division for the 2019-20 grant cycle.

“The BLM applies for grants from the California Department of Parks and Recreation OHMVR Division each year to help fund and coordinate its OHV programs,” said a BLM spokesperson.

“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.”

According to the local BLM office, OHMVR Division supports well-managed, off-highway vehicle recreation in California by providing financial assistance to cities, counties, districts, educational institutions, state agencies, federal agencies, federally recognized Native American tribes and nonprofit entities.

At the local meeting, the first 45 minutes will be dedicated to a discussion of the project scope, and the remaider of the time will allow for public input.

Preliminary applications must be submitted by March 2 and will be available for public comment and review through May 4 at www. ohv.parks.ca.gov.

Story First Published: 2020-01-17