Los Padres National Forest recreation managers are seeking public comments on proposals for the state of California Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant program.

Los Padres National Forest is proposing to submit grant applications supporting OHV management activities on the national forest. The grant proposals include projects for operation and maintenance, restoration, and law enforcement.

The state is using an Internet-based online grant application process as the means to apply for funding. Preliminary applications are due March 6. This will open a two month public review and comment period — March 7-May 1. The final grant applications are due June 5.

After March 6, preliminary applications will be available for public review and comment online by visiting the California State OHV Grants and Cooperative Agreements program website.

Hard copies may be requested by contacting Los Padres Public Services staff officer Michael Papa, michael.papa@usda.gov

Submit comments via email to www.ohv.parks.ca.gov, or mail them to Los Padres National Forest, 1980 Old Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 ATTN: Recreation/OHV.

Los Padres National Forest and the California Department of Parks and Recreation have maintained a successful, three-decade partnership that has resulted in funding assistance for well-managed OHV recreation on Los Padres.

For more information on Los Padres National Forest, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf