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ALTURAS – The Modoc National Forest is seeking public comments on a preliminary application to the state of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) for the 2018/2019 grant cycle, according to a news release. A public review and comment period for the State Grants and Cooperative Agreement Program ends May 6.

The Modoc National Forest submitted one OHV grant proposal this cycle to sustain motor vehicle opportunities. The grant proposal includes forest-wide signage improvements and maintenance of low-standard roads that serve as off-highway vehicle routes.

“California State Parks OHMVR Division has become a great partner to Modoc National Forest over the last several years,” said Forest Engineer Chris Bielecki. “This current application would provide for another season of road maintenance and signage improvements for our maintenance level two road network in 2020. The Forest currently manages over 3,300 miles of these system roads that are open to all motor vehicle types.”

The public may view and comment on the preliminary application by visiting www.ohv.parks.ca.gov and selecting the “Grants” tab. After the public review and comment process, a final application will be submitted in June.