BLM Seeking Public Comments on Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Application


Motorcycles race on a marked course on public lands. (Jeff Fontana/BLM)SUSANVILLE, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Eagle Lake Field Office is accepting public suggestions and comments regarding management needs and projects that would benefit off-highway vehicle recreation on public lands. The field office staff will use the comments to develop a preliminary grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Division. Public comments and suggestions must be submitted by 5 p.m., Friday, February. 24.

The BLM can use grant funding for education, law enforcement, trail monitoring, maintenance, construction, development, safety improvements and road repairs. In past years, the Eagle Lake Field Office has used grant funds at the Fort Sage and Rice Canyon off -highway vehicle areas near Susanville.

Public comments and suggestions should be submitted to the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, 2550 Riverside Dr., Susanville, C.A., 96130, with attention to Marisa Williams, or by email to mbwillia@blm.gov. Williams will also take comments by telephone at 530-252-5303.The BLM will submit project proposals by March 6. A 30-day public comment period will begin March 7.  Project descriptions and cost estimates will be available for review beginning March 7, at http://ohv.parks.ca.gov.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM'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. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Release Date

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Bureau of Land Management, California


Eagle Lake Field Office


Jeff Fontana