Californians Wanting To Protect State OHV Funds Have A Deadline Of March 14, 2017

CALIFORNIANS WANTING TO PROTECT STATE OHV FUNDS HAVE A DEADLINE OF MARCH 14

Greetings from the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative,

California has a proud tradition of OHV recreation – one that is being threatened by recently-introduced legislation that could divert funds generated by OHV riders to other, non-motorized uses by the California State Park and Recreation Commission.  If you have an opinion on this subject, we encourage you to share it with the California legislative committee before their hearing on March 14.  The attached document provides some additional details about the bill and includes a link to the ARRA email generator for state legislators – to make it easy for your voice to be heard.  

As always, we thank you for all you do to support responsible, sustainable open access for outdoor and motorized recreation.  

Sincerely,

  

Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation's Trails

Lisa Spicer

GRANT Administrator

(818) 785-5287 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CODE RED ACTION ALERT Save California OHV Program

 

March 1, 2016  

A message from Don Amador at the BlueRibbon Coalition  

CODE RED ACTION ALERT – SAVE CA OHV PROGRAM 

TIME SENSITIVE ACT NOW  

 

I have told many of you that the most important thing in 2017 for CA OHV recreationists is to engage in the battle to reauthorize the current OHV program (SB742).  This is a fight that will occur in stages over the next few months.  Anti-access groups are hard at work to gut the current program via introduction of SB 249. 

 

Between now and Thursday March 9,2017 please write your own letter on your personal, club, or business logo and mail it in ASAP.  

 

Mail your letter to:  

 

Honorable Robert M. Hertzberg, Chair  

Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee 

California State Capitol, Room 4038 

Sacramento, CA 95814  

 

Also, please send me a copy of your letter via email and I will see that it gets hand delivered to the Committee before the March 14, 2017 hearing.  Send to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Your letter does not have to be long.  Be respectful and concise.  Explain what the OHV program means to you.  You will be asking the Committee Chairman and Committee Members to OPPOSE SB 249 (Allen).  

 

Again, make your letter short!  No more than one page.   

 

Thanks for your attention to this matter!  

Don Amador 

Western Representative 

BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails.org

 

 You can also go to the Americans for Responsible Recreational Access site http://www.arra-access.com and use their Action Alert to send a letter OPPOSING SB 249.  

TO TAKE ACTION RIGHT AWAY (CLICK HERE) TO TAKE ACTION RIGHT AWAY

 

 *Here is a copy of BRC’s letter to the committee as an example 

 March 1, 2017  

Honorable Robert M. Hertzberg, Chair  

Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee 

California State Capitol, Room 4038 

Sacramento, CA 95814 

 

RE: SB 249 (Allen) Oppose

 

Dear Chairman Hertzberg and Committee Members: 

 

     As a member of the bipartisan stakeholder group that helped draft SB 742 (Steinberg) in 2007 upon which the current OHV program is based, I urge your committee to oppose SB 249.

     The current program has been heralded as the national gold standard in environmentally sound OHV recreation.  It provides high-quality sustainable recreation to nearly six million OHV enthusiasts. 

     The program contributes almost $20 billion dollars to the California economy and has become an important economic force multiplier in rural areas of the state. 

     Besides providing for trail related management activities, the program partners with county sheriffs to provide important law enforcement/safety services and supports substantive environmental restoration projects working with local resource conservation districts and other stakeholder groups. 

     Since 80% of OHV recreation occurs on federal lands, the program also partners with the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to provide sustainable OHV recreation on public lands under their jurisdiction. 

     It is my belief that SB 249 would have a devastating impact on managed OHV recreation in California.  The affected parties include; OHV recreationists, small businesses, county and federal partners, rural economies, and our natural resources.  

Respectfully submitted, 

Don 

Don Amador 

Western Representative 

BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails.org 

555 Honey Lane 

Oakley, CA 94561 

Office: 925.625.5276 

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2016-2017 OHV Grant Public Input Meeting

 

Stewards of the Sierra National Forest  

Public Input and Needed 

2016-2017 California State Parks OHV Green Sticker Grant Meeting

 

 The Stewards of the Sierra National Forest are requesting public input for the 2016-2017 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHV) Green Sticker funding/proposal submission cycle by hosting General Public Open House meetings on December 14, 2016, January 11, 2017 and February 8, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The meetings will be held at the:

 

The Pizza Factory

37184 Ave. 12

Madera Ranchos Ca. 93643 

 

This coming year the State of California has funds available thru the Green Sticker program for Education, Operation and Maintenance, Law Enforcement and Restoration Projects. The Stewards of the Sierra National Forest will be submitting an OHV grant application for certain sections of this funding based on your input.

 

As part of the application process, the Stewards of the Sierra National Forest are requesting public input and project ideas on what individuals and organizations would like to see included in our 2016-2017 grant submittal. 

 

Each year the State of California makes funding available through the California OHV Grants Program. The grants program provides financial assistance to eligible agencies and organizations (federal, city, county, nonprofit, etc.) that develop, maintain, operate, expand, support, or contribute to well-managed, high-quality, OHV recreation areas.  

 

Public input will be gathered at this meeting or you may submit written comments by sending them to: 

 

Stewards of the Sierra National Forest

P.O. Box 601

North Fork Ca. 93663

Attention: Steve Cowdrey  

 

2016-2017 Grant Cycle – Important Dates to Remember:   

January 9-10 2017: OHV Grant Workshops

Monday January 9, 2017 Grant Application process begins.  Application materials are available via the OHMVR Division's website http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov 

Monday March 6, 2017: Preliminary applications are due. 

• Tuesday March 7, 2017 through Monday April 3, 2017: Public review and comment period. Applications will be available for public comment at the OHMVR Division’s website http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov 

• Monday May 1, 2017: Final applications are due.  

• May 2017: OHMVR Division review of final applications.  

• Monday June 5, 2017: Application Results - Intent to Award posted on the OHMVR Division’s website http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov 

• Tuesday June 6, 2017 through Thursday July 6, 2017: Thirty (30) calendar day appeal period.  

• Friday July 7, 2017: Final awards posted on the OHMVR Division’s website upon resolution of any appeals.   

Comments regarding the 2016-2017 State OHV funding proposal are due and needed by the Stewards no later than February 28, 2017.  For more information, please contact: 

 

Steve Cowdrey

P.O. Box 601

North Fork Ca. 93643

559-977-2482

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Public Comments Needed 2016-2017 OHV Grants

 

 

 

March 3, 2017 

The California Trail Users Coalition is seeking public review for our 2016/2017 California (CTUC) State OHV Grant Funding Proposal. 

Each year the State of California makes funding available through the OHV Grants Program. The grants program provides financial assistance to eligible agencies and organizations (federal, city, county, nonprofit, etc.) that develop, expand, maintain, operate, support, or contribute to well-managed, high-quality, OHV recreation areas, roads and trails. 

Once again the State of California has funds that are available for education, operation and maintenance, law enforcement and restoration projects.  Five divisions of CTUC will be submitting an OHV grant project application for funding to help improve the overall OHV experience and promote long term responsible OHV use.  

As part of the application process, CTUC is requesting the public’s comment on our grant project proposal. The CTUC preliminary grant proposal will be made available March 7th on the on California Off Highway Motor Vehicle website at http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/.  Click on Grants, click on On-Line Grants Application (OLGA), click on Public Review instructions and Review Preliminary Applications located in light blue box on the left side of the page.  Search for California Trail Users Coalition, then go to the Ground Operation and Safety sections for project specifics.

The Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program allows for a thirty (30) day public review and comment period. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review the preliminary applications and provide comments to the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division for consideration during the current grant cycle. 

The public comment period begins the first Tuesday following the first Monday in March through the first Monday in April.

Public comments must be submitted to both the Applicant as well as the OHMVR Division by e-mailing the contact person listed on the preliminary application and carbon copying (cc) the OHMVR Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. NOTE: The contact person for CTUC is Fred Whitney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The following are important dates to remember for the 2016/2017 OHV Grant submittal and funding process. 

January 9-13, 2017

OHV Grant Program Workshops

 January 9, 2017

Grant application process begins. Application materials are available via the OHMVR Division's website.

 March 6, 2017

Preliminary applications are due.

 March 7, 2017 to April 3, 2017

Public review and comment period.

 May 1, 2017

Final applications are due.

May 2017

OHMVR Division review of final applications.

 June 5, 2017

Application Results -- Intent to Award posted on the OHMVR Division's website.

   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clovis Independent 4 Wheelers OHV Grant Input Needed

 

Clovis Independent 4 Wheelers

 

NEWS RELEASE: Public Meeting

 

PO Box 764  

Clovis, CA 93613

 

January 19, 2017

 

The Clovis Independent 4 wheelers are seeking public review for our 2015/2016 California State OHV Grant Funding Proposal.

  

The Clovis Independent 4 Wheelers is requesting the public’s comment for the 2015/2015 California State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHV) Green Sticker Grant funding and proposal submission cycle by hosting an Open House Meeting:

 

When: Sunday, January 29, 2017. 4:00pm – 5:00pm

 

Where: El Pueblito Mexican Restaurant. 1437 Tollhouse Rd., Clovis

 

Each year the State of California makes funding available through the OHV Grants Program. The grants program provides financial assistance to eligible agencies and organizations (federal, city, county, nonprofit, etc.) that develop, expand, maintain, operate, support, or contribute to well-managed, high-quality, OHV recreation areas, roads and trails. 

 

Once again the State of California has funds that are available for education, operation and maintenance, law enforcement and restoration projects, and the Clovis Independent 4 Wheelers will be submitting an OHV grant application for funding to help improve the overall OHV experience here in the Sierra National Forest.  

 

As part of the application process, the Clovis Independent 4 Wheelers is requesting the public’s comment on our grant project proposal. The preliminary grant proposal will be made available March 3rd on the on California Off Highway Motor Vehicle website at http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/.  Click on Grants, click on On-Line Grants Application (OLGA), click on Public Review instructions and Review Preliminary Applications located in light blue box on the left side of the page. Search for Clovis Independent 4 Wheelers then Ground operations Sierra.

 

The Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program allows for a thirty (30) day public review and comment period. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review the preliminary applications and provide comments to the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division for consideration during the current grant cycle. 

 

The public comment period begins the first Tuesday following the first Monday in March through the first Monday in April.

 

Public comments shall be submitted to both the Applicant as well as the OHMVR Division by e-mailing the contact person listed on the preliminary application and carbon copying (cc) the OHMVR Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. NOTE: The contact person may be found in their notice to the public or in the ‘General Application Requirements’ under items 3. Contact, Project Administrator.

 

The following are important dates to remember for the 2014/2015 OHV Grant submittal and funding process.

 

2016/2017 Grant Cycle – Important Dates:

 

•           March 6, 2017: Preliminary applications are due.

 

•           March 7, 2017 through April 3, 2017: Public review and comment period. 

 

Applications will be available for public comment at OHMVR Division’s website http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov/.

 

•           May 1, 2017: Final applications are due.

 

•           May 2017: OHMVR Division review of final applications.

 

•           June 5, 2017: Application Results - Intent to Award posted on the OHMVR Division’s website.

 

•           June 6, 2017 through July 6, 2017: Thirty (30) calendar day appeal period.

 

•           July 7, 2017: Final awards posted on the OHMVR Division’s website upon resolution of any appeals.

 

Each year the State of California makes funding available through the OHV Grants Program. The grants program provides financial assistance to eligible agencies and organizations (federal, city, county, nonprofit, etc.) that develop, maintain, operate, expand, support, or contribute to well-managed, high-quality, OHV recreation areas, roads and trails.

 

Mike McGarity 

Grant Administrator 

PO Box 764, Clovis CA. 93613