The San Bernardino National Forest will be seeking public input for its upcoming California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division grants that will be submitted on March 2.

California state regulations require public input prior to the preliminary application deadline in this fund-allocation process. The agreements support off-highway vehicle management activities on the national forest, including operations and maintenance, law enforcement, development, planning, restoration, and education and safety.

The State of California Department of Parks and Recreation and the San Bernardino National Forest have maintained a partnership for more than 29 years, with funding assistance for well-managed OHV recreation on national forest lands. In 2014, SBNF received more than $600,000 in grant funds to provide the public with OHV recreation opportunities.

SBNF officials request the public to provide suggestions for grants that will help improve the OHV program. Two meetings were to be held, one was Tuesday and the second is from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the Sizzler Restaurant, 1461 S. Rimpula Ave., Corona.

If you are unable to attend the meetings, or have any questions, the Forest Service would like to receive your input to this application. Email is the preferred means of sending comments to the agency. Comments may be sent to [email protected] by Feb. 20 with the words “OHV Grant Application” in the subject line.

If you are unable to send comments electronically, you may send them to OHV Grant Application, Attn:
Deveree Kopp,
USFS Big Bear Ranger Station,
P.O. Box 290,
Fawnskin, CA 92333.

If you have questions about this application, write or call Deveree Kopp at 909-382-2831 or [email protected].