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Open house planned for Tahoe National Forest off-highway vehicle program grant application

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The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled an open house in preparation for an annual application to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division, to request funding for trail maintenance, restoration, development of facilities, law enforcement, and planning for off-highway vehicle access.

The Forest Service will host an open house from 4 – 7 p.m. on Feb. 16 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," said Joe Chavez, Tahoe National Forest Trails Program Coordinator. Written comments are encouraged by Feb. 24.

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 provide patrolling and monitoring of these areas. When finalized, the grants will be available for public review and comment on the State of California's website at http://ohv.parks.ca.gov from March 7 to April 3.

The open house will be held in the upstairs conference room of the Tahoe National Forest Headquarters, 631 Coyote Street in Nevada City. Written comments can be sent to Joe Chavez, Forest Trails Program Coordinator, Tahoe National Forest, 631 Coyote St., Nevada City, CA 95959 or by email at joetchavez@fs.fed.us.

For more information about the Tahoe National Forest, go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe or via Twitter at twitter.com/Tahoe_NF and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TahoeNF.

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