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California Desert District Office
Release Date: 02/12/14
Contacts: Stephen Razo 951-697-5217; email:    
News Release No. CA-CDD-14-24

Public Invited to Provide Input for OHV Grant Proposals

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Barstow Field Office, along with the Friends of Juniper Flats, have scheduled an open house meeting on Wednesday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. to allow the public an opportunity to provide input in the development of several off-highway vehicle grant and Juniper Flats restoration grant proposals. The meeting will be held at the Victor Valley Museum, 11873 Apple Valley Rd, Apple Valley, CA.

Proposed grant applications are being prepared for FY 2015 submission to the California State Parks, Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHVMR).

The OHVMR grants and cooperative agreements program supports well-managed off-highway vehicle recreation in California by providing financial assistance to cities, counties, districts, federal agencies (including the BLM), state agencies, educational institutions, federally recognized Native American Tribes and nonprofit entities. BLM applies for grants from the California Department of Parks and Recreation's Off Highway Vehicle Division each year to help fund and coordinate its off-highway vehicle (OHV) program. The grants support OHV management activities such as law enforcement, resource protection, planning and monitoring, visitor services, and maintenance on BLM lands throughout the state.

From March 4, through April 7, 2014, the public is provided the opportunity to comment on applications the BLM submits to the OHVMR. Preliminary applications will be available on the division website at for review and comment from March 4 through April 7. The website also will provide detailed instructions for accessing the preliminary application and submitting comments. Public comments should be submitted to both the OHMVR and to the appropriate BLM field office by April 7.

For more information or comments on the Barstow Field Office and Friends of Juniper Flats applications contact: Tim Hough Jr., 760-252-6045 or


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Last updated: 02-12-2014