Nevada City, Calif. February 12, 2019 – The U.S. Forest Service is preparing an annual application to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division, to request funding for trail maintenance, restoration, law enforcement, education and safety, and potentially development of facilities, and planning for off-highway vehicle (OHV) access.

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, the Forest Service will host an open house from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. for individuals and organizations to provide input and review proposals for the application.

“I encourage anyone interested in the OHV program to drop by this informal open house to discuss their ideas on these proposals. Written comments are most helpful if sent by February 22,” stated Joe Chavez, Tahoe National Forest Trails Program Coordinator.

These annual grants provide important funds for the Forest Service to develop and maintain trails and trailheads, repair winter storm damage and restore trailside environments, as well as patrolling and monitoring these areas. When finalized, the grants will be available for public review and comment on the State of California’s website ( from March 5 – May 6, 2019.

What: Open House to discuss off highway vehicle grant proposals

Where:  Tahoe National Forest Headquarters

631 Coyote St., Nevada City, CA  95959

Upstairs conference room (enter from upper parking lot in back of building)

When: Wednesday – February 13

3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Questions, comments or letters can be directed to:

Joe Chavez, Forest Trails Program Coordinator

Tahoe National Forest, 631 Coyote St., Nevada City, CA 95959


(530) 478-6158

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