The Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation (CSNC) will be submitting an application for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Funds for the upcoming 2017/2018 grant cycle. CSNC is developing a preliminary application to the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division for a Restoration grant. CSNC’s continued partnership with El Dorado National Forest will focus on restoring unauthorized OHV routes that negatively impact sensitive resources in the Forest. Funding will help support our restoration crew and volunteers, and defray equipment, vehicle and tool costs.

The Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation has been successful in previous OHV applications. The grants have helped identify 770 sites throughout El Dorado National Forest that are in need of restoration. Of those 770, 342 sites have already been restored using OHV grant funding and volunteers. These sites have helped protect sensitive resources such as archaeology, sensitive plants, streams/creeks, and wildlife such as the Western pond turtle and Sierra Nevada yellow legged frog.

Public input is important for our proposal’s success, and CSNC will be hosting an Open House on February 9 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm to discuss the grant application. This Open House will be held at the CSNC Office, 681 Main Street, Suite 217, Placerville, CA 95667.

Once completed, the preliminary grant applications will be available on the OHMVR website on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 through Monday, April 2, 2018 for review and comment. To review the grant applications submitted go to http://olga.ohv.parks.ca.gov/egrams_ohmvr/user/home.aspx

The public may provide electronic comments to CSNC by e-mailing both CSNC (Contact@SierraNevadaConservation) and copying (cc) the OHMVR Division at ohvinfo@parks.ca.gov. You may also send written comments, suggestions, or letters of support for the applications to CSNC at P.O. Box 603, Georgetown, CA 95634.

The Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation is a grassroots environmental organization dedicated to the protection of ecosystem values and the long-term sustainability of our natural resources for future generations.


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