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Sequoia National Forest OHV grant proposal available for public review

For Immediate Release Tuesday, March 05, 2024

The Sequoia National Forest has submitted a grant application
with the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle
Recreation Division. The Ground Operations proposal seeks
$998,660.50 and the Law Enforcement proposal seeks $144,000.
Sequoia National Forest’s Restoration proposal seeks $674,286.00
spanning over three years. These funds help ensure off-highway
vehicle (OHV) user safety, education, and regulatory compliance.
The Sequoia National Forest has successfully applied for and
received California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation grants in
the past due to the talents of our forest and law enforcement staff, which annually take the lead on developing
grant proposals. The Forest’s Ground Operations and Law Enforcement applications will focus on maintaining
off-road vehicle routes, facilities and signage, and law enforcement. The OHMVR and the Sequoia National
Forest have maintained a successful partnership for over 30 years.
The grant application is available for public review at the Sequoia National Forest Supervisor’s Office
beginning March 5, 2024, through May 6, 2024, and will be available online March 5, 2024,
at To find the grant applications, look under the “Grants Tab” at the top of the page and
then “Online Grants Application (OLGA), click “Review Preliminary Application” on the left and search for
“USFS – Sequoia NF – Patrol District” under Agency for the Law Enforcement Grant application. For the
Ground Operations Grant “USFS – Sequoia National Forest.”
The public review and comment period will be open from March 5, 2024, through May 6, 2024. Written
comments can be mailed to Sequoia National Forest, 220 E. Morton Ave, Porterville, CA 93257, attention:
OHV Grants, e-mailed to with the subject line “OHV Grants,” or post on the
State OHV website. Written comments must be postmarked or e-mailed by May 6, 2024, for consideration.
For additional information about the grant application or to provide verbal comments for the Ground
Operations application, please contact Nicole Holland, Forest Recreation Program Manager, at, Phillip Mazon, OHV Manager, Kern River Ranger District at For questions or comment about the Law Enforcement application, please
contact Patrol Captain Patrick Blue at

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