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Forest Service hosts open house for grant proposals

The Union staff

The U.S. Forest Service will be submitting an annual application to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. This application will request funding for trail maintenance, restoration, development of facilities, law enforcement and planning for off-highway vehicle access.

On Feb. 12, the Forest Service will host an open house so that individuals and organizations can review the proposals.

"I would like to encourage anyone interested in the OHV program to drop by the informal open house to discuss their ideas on these proposals," said Trails Program coordinator Joe Chavez. "Written comments would be most helpful if sent to me by Feb. 25."

These annual grants have provided important funds for the Forest Service to maintain the trails, develop trails and trailheads, repair winter storm damage and restore trailside environments, as well as to enable patrolling and monitoring of these areas. When finalized, the grants will be available for public review and comment on the state's website ( from March 5 to April 1.

The open house is 4-7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Tahoe National Forest Headquarters, 631 Coyote St., Nevada City, in the upstairs conference room.

Questions, comments or letters can be directed to Joe Chavez, Forest Trails Program coordinator, Tahoe National Forest, 631 Coyote St., Nevada City, CA 95959, by email to or by phone at 530-478-6158 .

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