BLM Ukiah Field Office to host public meeting for off-highway vehicle grant application


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Dirtbike speeds around a turn at South Cow Mountain OHV Recreation Area. Photo by Thomas Delgado, BLM Volunteer.UKIAH, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments to help develop off-highway vehicle grant proposals to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) during an open house meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Ukiah Field Office, 2550 North State Street, Suite 2, Ukiah.

The OHMVR Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program supports well-managed off-highway vehicle recreation in California by distributing more than $35 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.

The BLM applies for grants from the OHMVR Division each year to help fund and coordinate its OHV program. The Ukiah Field Office plans to apply for grants for law enforcement and operations and maintenance of OHV areas, as well as trail condition assessment planning at the Knoxville Management Area.

Preliminary applications must be submitted to OHMVR no later than March 2, and will be available on the division website at The website provides detailed instructions on how the public can access, review and comment on the preliminary applications from March 3 through May 4. Public comments should be submitted to the OHMVR or to the Ukiah Field Office at by May 4.

As stewards, the BLM manages public lands for the benefit of current and future generations, supporting conservation in pursuit of its multiple-use mission. For more information, please contact the Ukiah Field Office at 707-468-4000.


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.