TCRCD Seeks Public Input for OHV Grant Application Development
Trinity County Resource Conservation District (TCRCD) will conduct a public hearing to solicit input for the 2016 California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) Grants Program funding proposals. The public hearing will be held February 17 at 6:30 p.m. during the regular monthly TCRCD board of directors meeting. The board will have its February 17 meeting at the Roderick Senior Center, 90 Corral Avenue in Hayfork. The meeting agenda will be posted online here at www.tcrcd.net.
The purpose of the OHMVR Division Grants Program is to provide for well managed Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHV) Recreation by providing financial assistance to eligible agencies and organizations that develop, maintain, operate, expand, support, or contribute to well-managed, high-quality, OHV recreation areas, roads, and trails, and to responsibly maintain the natural resources of project areas in a manner that will sustain long-term OHV recreation.
TCRCD’s funding requests are intended to improve OHV access on Forest Service managed lands and to implement selected planning and restoration projects in Trinity County. TCRCD is developing a planning project proposal that will include an inventory and evaluation of OHV routes in Trinity County based on current Shasta-Trinity National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps, public input, databases and field verification. Prioritized project recommendations will be provided to the USFS for improving and enhancing OHV recreation in Trinity County. Sensitive resource issues will be identified and recommendations for future restoration projects will be included.
A second project proposal is being developed to implement selected restoration projects in the South Fork Management Unit of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest to address roads that have critical repair and maintenance needs. It would also improve road drainage to lessen risks to the watershed and aquatic ecosystems and decommission roads recommended for closure due to riparian habitat damaged by OHV use.
The preliminary grant applications will be posted on the OHMVR website on March 8, 2016. The 30-day public review and comment period ends April 4, 2016. To view the public comment instructions, go to: