BLM Eagle Lake Field Office to hold virtual meeting on OHV grant proposals

Anyone interested in off-highway vehicle sports on northeast California public lands can share suggestions for projects or improvements that would benefit from grant funding, when the Bureau of Land Management holds a virtual public meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.

Participants must register in advance at https://blm.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ippdaHp2RtePl_kUZvAarw. Upon registration participants will receive a confirmation email providing instructions about joining the webinar.

Staff at the field office will use public comments or suggestions to develop a preliminary grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. The BLM is also accepting comments sent by mail to BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, 2550 Riverside Dr., Susanville, CA 96130 (attention OHV grants), or by email sent to Marisa Williams at mbwillia@blm.gov.

The comment period is open through Monday, Feb. 15.

The BLM uses state grant funding to improve riding and driving opportunities on BLM-administered public lands. The Eagle Lake Field Office generally uses grant funds to maintain and restore trails and facilities at the Fort Sage OHV area in southern Lassen County, and at the Rice Canyon OHV area near Susanville.

The OHVMR Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program supports off-highway vehicle recreation in California by providing financial assistance to cities, counties, districts, federal and state agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and federally recognized Native American tribes.

Anyone interested can review and comment on grant proposals by visiting the OHVMR grants website between March 2 and May 3.