Eldorado National Forest Open House to discuss OHV grant

It’s that time of year.

The Eldorado National Forest (ENF) is holding an open house February 10th 4pm-7pm in Placerville for input regarding the next CA State Parks OHV grant cycle.

This is a great opportunity for the users to tell the forest what we want done to our trails. If we don’t tell them, they do what they want.

For the Tahoe side of the Rubicon, this specifically applies to the Richardson Lake Trail. To their credit, a ton of work was done to reopen the trail to the summit. We should at least be requesting funds to finish or repair any issue that may have developed over winter.

Please take the time to comment on the Richardson Lake Trail or any other trail within the ENF.

 

For Immediate Release

Date: February 2, 2016

Public invited to Eldorado National Forest Open House to discuss Off-Highway Vehicle grant applications
Placerville, CA – The Eldorado National Forest will be submitting applications for Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Cooperative Funds for the upcoming 2015/2016 grant cycle.  The Forest is developing preliminary applications to the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division which includes a strong emphasis on trail maintenance and repair, law enforcement across the four Ranger Districts, printing and distribution of the Motor Vehicle Use Maps, restoration of impacted areas, planning, and education.
As your ideas are important for developing our proposals, the Forest will be hosting an Open House on February 10 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM to discuss the proposed preliminary grant applications.  This Open House will be held at the Eldorado National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 100 Forni Road, Placerville, CA 95667.  You can call (530) 622-5061 for directions.
The Eldorado National Forest has been successful in being awarded grants from the OHMVR Division in previous grant cycles.  The grants have helped address trail repair and clearing of downed trees on over 300 miles of OHV routes and law enforcement patrol on an additional 900 miles of native surface roads on the Forest, provided for the printing of free Motor Vehicle Use Maps, as well as other planning, development, and restoration activities.
Once completed, the preliminary grant applications will be available on the OHMVR website on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 through Monday, April 4, 2016 for review and comment. To review the grant applications submitted go to http://olga.ohv.parks.ca.gov/egrams_ohmvr/user/home.aspx.
The public may provide electronic comments to the Eldorado National Forest (applicant) by e-mailing both Cindy Oswald at coswald@fs.fed.us and carbon copying (cc) the OHMVR Division at ohvinfo@parks.ca.gov.  You may also send written comments, suggestions, or letters of support for the applications to Cindy Oswald, Eldorado National Forest, 100 Forni Road, Placerville, CA  95667.
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U.S. Forest Service – Eldorado National Forest, 100 Forni Rd., Placerville, CA 95667

 

 



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