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California Desert District
Release Date: 02/21/13
Contacts: David Briery , 951-697-5220  
  Steve Razo , 951-697-5217  
News Release No. CA-CDD-13-32

BLM Needles to File California State Parks Grant Application

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Needles Field Office (NFO) is submitting a grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVRD) to help manage off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation opportunities on public lands.  The Needles Field office is requesting funding for Operations and Maintenance, Law Enforcement, Planning, and Education and is inviting public comments on its preliminary grant application. 

The preliminary application will be available on the OHMVRD’s website at for review and comment from Tuesday, March 5, 2013 through Monday,  April 1, 2013.  The division’s website will provide detailed instructions for accessing the preliminary application and submitting comments.  Note, comments must be submitted via email to both the OHMVRD and the Needles Field Office.  Comments to the NFO should be submitted to David Roan, OHV Grant Administrator at
Copies of the grant application are available after March 5, 2013 at BLM's Needles Field Office, as well as the BLM Desert District Office in Moreno Valley, and the state office in Sacramento.  Information is also available on BLM's website at

For more information, please contact David Roan, Needles Outdoor Recreation Planner/OHV Grants Administrator at (760) 326-7033, or Mike Ahrens, Recreation Branch Supervisor at (760) 326-7031.


California Desert District   22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos      Moreno Valley, CA 92553  

Last updated: 02-21-2013