News Release

For Release:  March 2, 2009             
Contact:  Marisa Williams (530) 252-5303 or Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332
CA-N-09-34

BLM Invites Public Comments on Eagle Lake Field Office OHV Grant Application

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Eagle Lake Field Office invites public comment on its preliminary grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motorized Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division.

The Eagle Lake Field office is requesting $151,000 in grant funds.  The cooperative agreement grant would be used to support OHV law enforcement.  Funds also would be used for restoration, operations and land acquisition needs at the Fort Sage Off Highway Vehicle Area near Doyle.

The preliminary applications are available for comments and review from Tuesday, March 3 through April 6, 2009.  They can be viewed online through the OHMVR Division website at: www.ohv.parks.ca.gov.  Printed copies are also available for review at the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, 2950 Riverside Dr., Susanville, Calif.

Comments also will be accepted at a public meeting Monday, March 23, at 5 p.m. at the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office in Susanville.  Comments may be mailed to the Eagle Lake Field Office, 2950 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130, attention:  Marisa Williams.  Comments can be emailed to Marisa_Williams@blm.gov
 
Comments may also be submitted directly to the CA State Parks OHMVR Division, 1725, 23rd St., Sacramento, CA 95816.

The BLM's California field offices annually request OHVMR funds to help operate OHV areas and provide riding opportunities on BLM-managed public lands throughout the state.

For more information, contact BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Marisa Williams at the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, (530) 252-5303.

-BLM-

Eagle Lake Field Office     2950 Riverside Dr.     Susanville, CA 96130