NEVADA CITY, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2024) —Tahoe National Forest is preparing its annual application to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division, to request funding for trail and facilities maintenance, law enforcement, education and safety, expansion of a trailhead, reroute construction, planning and restoration. The forest invites interested individuals and organizations to an open house on Feb. 15 to learn more about the state OHV grants the Tahoe National Forest is considering applying for and how to provide input.

2023 trail improvements using an excavator on the Fordyce Jeep Trail in Tahoe National Forest made possible by a grant from California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division.
2023 trail improvements using an excavator on the Fordyce Jeep Trail in Tahoe National Forest made possible by a grant from California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division.

    What: Open house to discuss Tahoe National Forest annual OHV grant proposals

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

    When: Feb. 15, 2024, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

    Annual state OHV grants provide important funds for the U.S. Forest Service to develop and maintain trails and trailheads, repair winter storm damage and restore trailside environments, as well as provide patrolling, education and monitoring of OHV areas. When finalized, the grants will be available for public review and comment on the State of California’s website (https://ohv.parks.ca.gov) from March 5 – May 6, 2024.

    Questions, comments or letters can be submitted through the following ways:

    • In-person: During the open house meeting via written comments
    • Email: Trails Program Coordinator Joe Chavez, joe.chavez@usda.gov
    • Mail: Tahoe National Forest, Attn: Joe Chavez, Forest Trails Program Coordinator, 631 Coyote St., Nevada City, Calif. 95959

    Feedback on projects and grant opportunities is requested by Feb. 23, 2024.