Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest to Host a Virtual Public Meeting on Feb. 25 for Off-Highway Grant Applications Input

To attend the virtual meeting please use this link on the night of Febuary 25th at 6pm to attend

 

Bridgeport CA, Feb 23, 2021 – The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest will hold a virtual publicmeeting on Thursday, Feb. 25, to gather ideas for requesting off-highway vehicle grant funds forBridgeport and Carson Ranger Districts. The Bridgeport Avalanche Center will host this virtual publicmeeting, which begins at 6 p.m. PST. For instructions to attend, please go to:https://www.bridgeportavalanchecenter.org/

The Carson and Bridgeport Ranger Districts plan to request grant funds from the State of CaliforniaOff-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) to enhance and manage motorizedrecreation in the area. Interested citizens are invited to the virtual meeting and provide ideas forprojects and opportunities that could be incorporated into the grants. Forest Service representativeswill be available to answer questions about the grant process and to receive input for developing thegrants.“In the past, the Forest has used these funds to develop and maintain trails and facilities, repair winterstorm damage, and hire staff to monitor these areas,” said Kim Murcia, Bridgeport Ranger DistrictRecreation Staff Officer. “Grant money has also helped fund the Bridgeport Avalanche Center thatprovides avalanche forecasting for the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area.”Preliminary grant applications will be submitted to the OHMVR Division by Monday, March 1. Thepublic will then be able to comment on the preliminary applications from Tuesday, March 2 toWednesday, May 3. For more information about the state grant process and requirements, visit theOHMVR Division website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov.For more information or to submit your ideas, please call Joe Soccio, Bridgeport Ranger District, Off-Highway Vehicle Ranger at 315-406-4365 or email at joseph.soccio@usda.gov.