For Immediate Release: Jan. 22, 2018 CA-CDD-18-03

Contact: Stephen Razo, 951-697-5217, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

BLM to reschedule public meetings for OHV Grant Proposals

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. – Due to the lapse of appropriations and the subsequent shutdown of the federal government, the Bureau of Land Management will be rescheduling public meetings that were scheduled this week to gather input in the development of off-highway vehicle grant proposals for submission to the California State Parks, Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division.  

Meetings previously scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office; Wednesday, Jan. 24, Barstow and El Centro Field Offices; Thursday, Jan. 25, Ridgecrest Field Office, and Feb. 9, Needles Field Office, will be rescheduled. The public will be notified 15 days in advance of rescheduled meetings.

Proposed grant applications are currently being prepared by the BLM for the FY 2017-18 grant cycle. The OHMVR Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program supports well-managed off-highway vehicle recreation in California by providing financial assistance to cities, counties, districts, federal agencies (including the BLM), 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 OHV program. 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. 

Preliminary applications must be submitted to OHMVR no later than March 5. Preliminary applications will be available on the division website at http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov, for additional public review and comment from March 6 through April 2. The website will provide detailed instructions for accessing the preliminary applications and submitting comments. Public comments should be submitted to both the OHMVR and to the appropriate BLM Field Office by April 2.

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

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs.

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MORENO VALLEY, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management is holding several public meetings to provide input in the development of off-highway vehicle grant proposals for submission to the California State Parks, Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. Proposed grant applications are currently being prepared by the BLM for the FY 2017-18 grant cycle.    
 
The OHMVR Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program supports well-managed off-highway vehicle recreation in California by providing financial assistance to cities, counties, districts, federal agencies (including the BLM), 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 OHV program. 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 meetings will be held at the locations, dates and times listed below.  
 
 
TBA AS OF 01/22/2018 
Palm Springs Field Office
1201 Bird Center Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
TBA AS OF 01/22/2018 
Barstow Field Office
2601 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311
Thursday, Jan. 25, from 5 - 6 p.m.
Ridgecrest Field Office
300 South Richmond Road
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
 
TBA AS OF 01/22/2018 
Needles Field Office
1303 S. Highway 95
Needles, CA  92363
 
TBA AS OF 01/22/2018 
El Centro Field Office
1661 S. 4th Street
El Centro, CA 92243
 
Preliminary applications must be submitted to OHMVR no later than March 5. Preliminary applications will be available on the division website at http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov, for additional public review and comment from March 6 through April 2. The website will provide detailed instructions for accessing the preliminary applications and submitting comments. Public comments should be submitted to both the OHMVR and to the appropriate BLM Field Office by April 2.
 
As stewards the BLM manages public lands for the benefit of current and future generations, supporting conservation in pursue of its multiple-use mission. For further information, please contact Stephen Razo, BLM Public Affairs Officer, 951-697-5217, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..