Mendocino National Forest Off-Highway Vehicle Program

Willows, February 26, 2010 - The State of California Department of Parks and Recreation and the Mendocino National Forest have maintained a successful partnership for over 25 years. This partnership has provided funding assistance for the management of off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation on National Forest system lands through the California State OHV Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program. Current regulations mandated by the State of California require annual public participation in this fund allocation process.

The purpose of this notice is to share information and to solicit public input specific to the Mendocino National Forest's 2010 grant application proposals for Grants and Cooperative Agreements with the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. The agreements support OHV management activities, with categories including Ground Operations (trail maintenance and facility operation and maintenance), Restoration and Law Enforcement.

"The Mendocino National Forest offers over 241 miles of designated OHV trails providing exciting riding opportunities for a wide range of ability levels and vehicle types. In addition, over 1,300 miles of Forest roads are available for use by Off-Highway Vehicle enthusiasts," said Tricia Christofferson, Mendocino National Forest Recreation Officer. "We appreciate your comments on our 2010 grant requests that will be submitted to the State of California. Your comments will help the State determine the level of funding to provide the Mendocino National Forest for trail maintenance, facility maintenance, law enforcement, and restoration projects."

Preliminary applications will be available for review via a link on the State of California website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov . Comments may be provided between March 2, 2010 and April 5, 2010. Instructions for providing comments will be provided on the State of California website.

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