Volunteers welcome for project day at Fort Sage OHV Area

Volunteers are welcome to join staff from the Bureau of Land Management in projects to improve the Fort Sage Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area near Doyle beginning at 11 a.m.  Sunday, Oct. 17.

OHV enthusiasts can stop by the Raptor Trailhead booth to sign up for projects, including trash cleanup and installation of new kiosk information panels at Fort Sage trailheads.       Anyone interested should contact Adam Butler at the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office in Susanville at abutler@blm.gov, or by telephone at 252-5326.

The volunteer accomplishments will add to the projects to be completed by BLM crews during October.  Work will include road and trail restoration and removal of dead trees.

The work is being completed during the statewide observance of OHV Safety Awareness Week, happening Oct. 16-24, a promotion by California State Parks’ Division of Off Highway Motorized Vehicle Recreation Division.

The Division has contributed more than $530 million in support of OHV recreation since 1971, awarding nearly $8 million to BLM-California’s OHV programs this past grant cycle. Funded projects include ground operations, restoration, education and safety, planning and law enforcement projects that benefit the 25,000 miles of OHV opportunities the BLM has to offer in the state of California.

The Fort Sage OHV Area provides 100 miles of roads and trails for dirt bikes, all terrain vehicles and four-wheel-drive trucks, with routes designed for riders and drivers of all abilities.  Camping is allowed free of charge at trailheads that include toilets, picnic areas, fire rings and loading facilities.  To get there, take the Laver Crossing Road off U. S. Highway 395 north of Doyle and follow signs to the main trailheads.