Officials with San Bernardino National Forest are seeking comments from the public on two preliminary grants submitted to the State of California to fund the forest’s off-highway vehicle operations. The draft applications, based on public and staff feedback given in January and February, seek to enhance ground operations and law enforcement functions:
• Ground operations requests funding for route monitoring and maintenance; facility operations and maintenance at five staging areas, six trailering sites and three campgrounds; habitat monitoring; soil conservation; archaeology site steward program; and new equipment to monitor trails.
• Law enforcement requests funding for staffing and equipment to enforce regulations.
The full proposals can be read at California State Parks’ OHV website at http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov. Public review instructions are available at http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29826. Hard and digital copies also are available by contacting Linda Stamer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 909-382-2738.
Comments are required to be submitted to California State Parks via their website under the “Grants” tab or by email to Linda Stamer. Comments will be accepted between Tuesday, March 5, and 5 p.m. Monday, May 6. The forest will review and consider the public comments and then submit its final grant applications by June 3.