Forest Service holds open house for OHV fund input

The public is invited to a Virtual Open House on Thursday, March 3, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to provide comments and ask questions on the grant applications that the Plumas National Forest will be submitting for Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Cooperative Funds through the State of California State Parks 2022 grant cycle.

The Forest is in the process of developing preliminary proposals for the California Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division with an emphasis on Law Enforcement Patrols. Public input is welcome to help the Forest develop this proposal.

Plumas National Forest Law Enforcement and Investigations are responsible for patrolling approximately 182 miles of groomed snowmobiles routes that are maintained during the winter season. This is in addition to a large area of backcountry open to over snow vehicles. In the summer season, the Plumas National Forest allows for legal motor vehicle use of approximately 3,600 miles of roads and trails. Along with this large amount of legal use, there is a substantial network of roads and trails that are closed to motor vehicle use for resource protection. Law Enforcement and Investigations patrols these areas to reduce the number of new unauthorized trails being created, perform registration and safety equipment checks, and ensure the safety of everyone enjoying the Plumas National Forest. This is performed through a combination of education, warnings, and violation notices.

Once completed, the preliminary grant applications will be available on the OHMVR website on Tuesday, March 8, through Monday, May 2 for review and comment. Review the applications submitted, at


The public may provide electronic comments to the Plumas National Forest (applicant) by e- mailing Joshua Nelles, Law Enforcement Officer, at [email protected] and carbon copying (cc) the OHMVR Division at [email protected]

Written comments, suggestions, or letters of support for the application can be sent to Officer Nelles, at [email protected] or 159 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA 95971.

The OHV Grants Open House will be held online through Microsoft Teams. For issues with connecting to the meeting contact Officer Nelles at [email protected] or (530) 283-7646 The Virtual Open house will be available through Microsoft Teams by scanning the QR code below or at the following link:

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