BLM Eagle Lake Field Office to hold virtual public meeting on OHV grant proposals

Picnic table in shade overlooking high desert landscape. Photo by the BLM.

SUSANVILLE, Calif. – Anyone interested in off-highway vehicle sports on northeast California public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management’s Eagle Lake Field Office can share suggestions for projects or improvements that would benefit from grant funding, when the BLM holds a virtual public meeting, Thursday, Feb. 11, at 5 p.m.

Participants must register in advance at https://blm.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ippdaHp2RtePl_kUZvAarw. Upon registration, participants will receive a confirmation email providing instructions about joining the webinar.

Staff at the field office will use public comments or suggestions to develop a preliminary grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. The BLM is also accepting comments sent by mail to BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, 2550 Riverside Dr., Susanville, CA 96130 (attention OHV grants), or by email sent to Marisa Williams at mbwillia@blm.gov.

The comment period is open through Monday, Feb. 15.

The BLM uses state grant funding to improve riding and driving opportunities on BLM-administered public lands. The Eagle Lake Field Office generally uses grant funds to maintain and restore trails and facilities at the Fort Sage OHV area in southern Lassen County, and at the Rice Canyon OHV area near Susanville.

The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program supports off-highway vehicle recreation in California by providing financial assistance to cities, counties, districts, federal and state agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and federally recognized Native American tribes.

Anyone interested can review and comment on grant proposals by visiting the program’s website between March 2 and May 3.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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Bureau of Land Management

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Eagle Lake Field Office

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