BLM, Lassen Land and Trails Trust hosting OHV grant workshop

The Bureau of Land Management and Lassen Land and Trails Trust will ask for public comments on off-highway-vehicle recreation needs in a public workshop was held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the historic Susanville Railroad Depot, 601 Richmond Road in Susanville.

Staff from both organizations discussed their applications for grant funds from the California State Parks Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. Grants are available for education, law enforcement, trail monitoring, maintenance, construction, development, safety improvements, acquisition and road repairs.

“We invite anyone interested in off-highway vehicle sports to come and learn more about our grant proposals and to comment on them,” said Amy Holmen, project manager with the Lassen Land and Trails Trust.

The BLM and LLTT used information provided at the workshop to develop their individual grant applications. The land trust proposed using grant funds to repair washouts on three segments of the Modoc Line Rail Trail. The BLM is seeking funds for ground operations and law enforcement at Fort Sage and Rice Canyon OHV areas, and for land acquisition at Wendel Dune.

Grant proposals and cost estimates will be available for public review from March 6 through April 3 at ohv.parks.ca.gov.

After the session on OHV grant funds, speakers discussed ongoing trail projects and opportunities throughout Lassen County.

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