Mountain Wins $194K in OHV Grant Funds

By Karen A McKinley, USFS

Mt. Pinos Ranger District has won $194,000 for off-highway vehicle (OHV) projects in this area of the Los Padres National Forest [“Forest Service Seeks Public Comment on OHV Grant Request,” The Mountain Enterprise March 6, 2009].

Approved projects include $111,500 for route and facility operations and maintenance; $28,760 for increased law enforcement field presence; $41,000 for an education program about land ethics, safety and environmental stewardship for K-12 students involved in OHV recreation. The program will be offered at local schools and the Boys & Girls Club of Frazier Mountain; and $13,000 to study the reopening of Trail 114 (West Tecuya), closed since December 2007 due to safety issues related to excessive rutting and soil loss.

This is part of the July 31, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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