BLM Bakersfield Field Office seeks public input for off-highway vehicle grants


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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. —The Bureau of Land Management Bakersfield Field Office wants to hear your ideas on how to ensure off-highway vehicle trails are safe and well maintained on public lands throughout Central California at a virtual public meeting on Monday, Feb. 27 at 5 p.m.

The public must register to participate in the virtual public meeting at:

Registrants will receive a link and phone numbers to join the meeting. Please contact the BLM for reasonable accommodations to participate.

“The BLM utilizes public feedback to prepare grant applications to the California State Parks’ Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (Division) for law enforcement, restoration, and ground operations and maintenance projects,” said BLM Bakersfield Field Manager Gabriel Garcia. “This public meeting will provide a venue for off-highway vehicle users to visit with BLM staff and discuss changes or improvements to enhance outdoor recreation.”

The Division supports well-managed off-highway vehicle recreation in California by distributing more than $30 million annually collected from gas tax, entrance fees and OHV sticker registrations. Cities, counties, districts, federal and state agencies, educational institutions, federally recognized Native American Tribes and non-profit entities can apply for funds to develop, maintain and restore trails; provide law enforcement; and offer safety and training for riders. Preliminary applications must be submitted to the Division no later than March 6.

Once the proposals are submitted to the State, anyone interested can review and comment on the preliminary applications from March 7 to May 1 by visiting the grants section at and by submitting written comments to the Bakersfield Field Office by mail or email:

  • Mail: 35126 McMurtrey Avenue, Bakersfield, CA  93308; or
  • Email:

The BLM manages off-highway vehicle areas to provide outstanding, sustainable opportunities for recreation on trails designed to minimize impacts on natural resources.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.