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Developing Local Recreational Areas For OHV

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) has been awarded a grant from the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) programs to develop roads, trails, and other recreational areas.

The SNF would like public input in developing the proposed actions, necessary to complete the environmental analysis for this programs possible incorporation into the National Forest transportation system.

The motorized recreation project continues the implementation of Subpart B of the Travel Management Rule, and will analyze motorized recreation opportunities recommended by the public that were not reviewed with the 2010 Travel Management Environmental Impact Statement.

To provide for the locality of our Forest communities and the strong interest in this project, SNF will host two public meetings.

Meeting dates:

The first meeting is for the Bass Lake Ranger District at the North Fork Town Hall on Thursday, May 24. North Fork Town Hall is located at 33060 Rd. 228. The meeting runs from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

The second meeting is at the Forest Supervisors Office in Clovis on Monday, June 4. The Supervisor’s Office is located at 1600 Tollhouse Road in Clovis. The meeting runs from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

The meetings are to discuss the specific topics of roads, trails, and other motorized recreational areas, to help us facilitate public comments, concerns and shared ideas regarding all areas across the Sierra National Forest.

Once public comments have been compiled along with input from Forest specialists, the proposed action will be developed, and will be open for a 30-day public scoping period.

This is an opportunity for interested parties to engage the SNF about what is important to them regarding motorized recreation. Members of the public are encouraged to be engaged in the planning efforts taking place on their public lands.

For more information or to provide comments through other means, please contact the Sierra National Forest, Cesar Sanchez, Project Manager, at 559-297-0706 x 4987 or via email at cesarsanchez@fs.fed.us.

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