The Inyo National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office are holding a virtual public meeting to gather input for potential off-highway vehicle grant funding requests.
The virtual public meeting will be held via Zoom. Click on the registration link below to receive the meeting details. Please contact us for reasonable accommodations to participate. If you are unable to attend the meetings, comments can be submitted via the email addresses below:
Inyo National Forest/ Bishop Field Office: February 17 at 5:00 p.m.
• Zoom registration link: https://blm.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIscqorz4rEuMc13vyERHSZQpJ5G90h-0
For specific questions, call Jeff Starosta, BLM, at 760-872-5000 or Jeremy DeCell at 760-924-5536.
The agencies annually request funding from the state of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division to help enhance and manage motorized recreation in the Eastern Sierra. The OHMVR Division distributes a portion of off-highway vehicle registration fees collected to federal and state agencies, cities, counties, academic institutions, tribes, and nonprofit organizations to help develop, maintain, and restore trails; provide law enforcement; and offer safety and training for riders.
Stakeholders are invited to join the on-line forum and provide ideas for projects and opportunities that could be incorporated into the grant applications. Representatives from the two agencies will be available to answer questions about the application process and to receive input to help develop the proposals.
Preliminary grant applications will be submitted to the OHMVR Division by March 2. The public will then be able to comment on the preliminary applications from March 3 to May 4. Final applications must be submitted by June 1. For more information about the state grant process and requirements, visit the OHMVR Division website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov.