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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 336

Easement Donation will Benefit Riders

Bill Kuntz, left, an outdoor recreation planner for the BLM's Redding Field Office, recently presented an appreciation award to Redding area resident Dave Frase to thank him for an important easement donation in the Chappie-Shasta Off Highway Vehicle Area northwest of Redding. Kuntz made the presentation during a meeting of the BLM's Northwest California Resource Advisory Council. (story continues below)

Bill Kuntz, left, presents the appreciation award to Dave Frase

Frase owns property within the 52,000-acre OHV area northwest of Redding. He recently donated to the BLM a three-mile-long easement across his property, enabling the BLM to complete a trail connection between two parts of the OHV area. Kuntz said the donation will help ensure long-term public access to all parts of the OHV area.

The Chappie-Shasta OHV Area is a complex network of public and private lands with an extensive, 200-mile system of trails for motorcycles, all terrain vehicles and four-wheel-drive trucks. To secure long-term public access, the BLM works with private property owners to acquire property or secure easements.

BLM Redding Field Manager Steve Anderson praised Frase's generosity, saying that thousands of OHV enthusiasts will benefit from improved access to the OHV area.

- J. Fontana, 6/08

BLM-California News.bytes, issue 336

Last updated: 06-18-2008