BLM Redding Field Office seeks public comments on OHV grant proposal

Off-highway vehicle rides a dusty trail in a forest. Photo by the BLM.REDDING, Calif. The Bureau of Land Management’s Redding Field Office is seeking public comments and ideas on management needs and projects that would benefit off-highway vehicle recreation on BLM-managed public lands in northern California.

Staff at the field office will use public comments or suggestions submitted by Friday, Feb. 21, to develop a preliminary grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division.

“We use these funds to improve off-highway riding and driving opportunities for our communities and visitors, with a primary focus on the Chappie-Shasta OHV area north of Redding,” said Jennifer Mata, field manager for the BLM Redding Field Office.  “We value suggestions from those who enjoy off-highway riding and driving on public lands.”

The field office will seek grant funds for maintenance, restoration, development and law enforcement patrol. The field office will develop the specific grant request after receiving public comments and suggestions.

The OHMVR Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program supports off-highway vehicle recreation in California by providing financial assistance to cities, counties, districts, federal agencies, state agencies, educational institutions, and federally recognized Native American tribes and nonprofit entities.

Public comments or suggestions can be submitted by mail to the BLM Redding Field Office, 6640 Lockheed Dr., Redding, CA, 96002, attention Sky Zaffarano, or by email to  Anyone interested can review preliminary applications by visiting the grants section beginning March 2.

More information is available by contacting Zaffarano at 530-224-2100.

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.

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