Public Invited to Provide Input on SCA CA OHV Grant Proposal

Starting today through April 7, the public is invited to comment on a grant application submitted by the Student Conservation Association to the California State Parks and Recreation Off-Highway Vehicle Motorized Recreation Division.

Preliminary applications are available on the division website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov for review and comment through April 7. The website also provides detailed instructions for accessing the preliminary application and submitting your comments. Public comments should be submitted to both the OHMVR and to the SCA California Office in Oakland, CA by April 7. The SCA proposal addresses restoration efforts in several designated wilderness areas within the boundaries of the Ridgecrest Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management: Bright Star, Coso Range, El Paso Mountains, Grass Valley, Golden Valley, Kiavah, and Owens Peak.

Comments or questions on the SCA application should be submitted to Jay Watson, Regional Vice President for SCA, at jwatson@thesca.org (510) 832-1966.

The OHVMR grants and cooperative agreements program supports well-managed off-highway vehicle recreation in California by providing financial assistance to cities, counties, districts, federal agencies (including the BLM), state agencies, educational institutions, federally recognized Native American Tribes and nonprofit entities. SCA applies for grants from the Off Highway Vehicle Division each year to help fund and undertake its Desert Restoration Project in the California Desert Conservation Area.