From beautiful Surprise Valley at the base of the towering Warner Mountains, east into the high dessert valleys and mountains of northwestern Nevada, the Surprise Area Office administers almost 1.5 million acres of Public Land. Most visitors from California take Highway 299, east from U.S. Highway 395, to the ranching community of Cedarville in the Surprise Valley. Another paved highway, Nevada 447, provides access from the Reno area.
The Surprise Valley/Barrel Springs Back Country Byway takes the traveler across lakes, through canyons and valleys and over mountain cliffs. A unique free Byway Tour Guide booklet is available to enhance the driving experience. In the gold rush of 1849, the most used route of the California National Historic Trail crossed this region with High Rock Canyon National Historic Site as one of the most famous locations in the journals of the Emigrant Trail pioneers. The striking view from Fandango Pass is both a Byway and California Trail attraction. In the Nevada portion of the Area, the few improved and many unimproved roads provide a wilderness driving experience. The explorers who stop to enjoy the wildlife or wildflowers, or camp to watch the sunset cast its spell -- can have it all to themselves.
California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Division (OHMVR)
preliminary grant application
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Surprise Field Office will submit for consideration to the California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Division (OHMVR) a cooperative assistance agreement preliminary grant application by March 3rd, 2014.
The field office plans to request funding for the following:
1. Planning: for the preparation of a NEPA document and Survey for a proposed trail into Sworinger Reservoir.
2. Restoration: to restore unauthorized OHV route off of Bare Creek Road near Tuledad.
In addition, a 30-day public review and comment period will begin on Tuesday March 4, 2014. The project descriptions and cost estimates are available for comment and review from March 4, 2014 through April 7, 2014. Visit the CA State Parks Division Website On-Line Grants Application (OLGA) at: www.ohv.parks.ca.gov to review the preliminary grant applications.
Comments and/or questions must be submitted to both the CA State Parks, OHMVR Division Headquarters 1725, 23rd Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA. 95816 or to the division email at: email@example.com to the BLM Surprise Field Office, attention Dan RYan, PO Box 460 Cedarville, CA 96104. Phone: (530) 279-2719 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bureau of Land Management
Surprise Field Office
602 Cressler Street
Cedarville, CA 96104
Phone: (530) 279-6101
Fax: (530) 279-2171
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
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