LLTT invites public comment on Modoc Line Rail Trail grant application

If you enjoy traveling on the Modoc Line Rail Trail between Wendel and Likely, Lassen Land and Trails Trust invites you to review and comment on their preliminary grant application to the California Off-highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division.

Trail washouts are to be repaired under a proposed grant for the Modoc Line Rail Trail in the Sage Hen section near Likely, California,.

LLTT’s proposed grant will fund maintenance work along three improved sections of the Modoc Line, totaling 40 miles.  The focus for this year’s grant includes: repair of washouts across the trail, installation of bridge safety railings, stabilization of bridge wingwalls, removal of blockages in ditches to prevent water from eroding the trail tread, trail grading to remove rough ballast and encroaching vegetation, and installation of educational and safety signs at major road intersections.  This project is a cooperative effort between LLTT, the OHMVR Division, and the Bureau of Land Management, Eagle Lake and Applegate Field Offices.

The preliminary grant application may be reviewed on the OHMVR Division’s internet-based “On-line Grant Application” software from March 5, to May 6, at: EGrAMS : Review Preliminary Applications.

Mountain views along the Modoc Line Rail Trail, Sage Hen section near Likely, California.

Public comments will be used to prepare the final grant application package, which is due to the Division by June 3, 2024.  Comments may also be mailed to LLTT at: Amy Holmen, Program Director, PO Box 1461, Susanville, CA 96130 or e-mail to amy@lassenlandandtrailstrust.org

The Modoc Line extends 86 miles from Wendel to Likely.  Trail maps can be found online at LLTT’s website at Modoc Line Rail Trail — (lassenlandandtrailstrust.org).  “This is a beautiful trail to explore with scenic vistas everywhere you look,” said Elizabeth Norton, Chair of LLTT’s Trails Committee.  “If you haven’t been on the trail for a while, take some time this spring to go for a ride and see the first bloom of wildflowers.”