Staff Report

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

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

The state is using an internet-based “On-Line Grant Application” process as the means to apply for grant funding. Preliminary applications were due March 1. This will open a two month-long public review and comment period which runs from March 2 to May 3. The final grant applications are due June 7.

After March 2, preliminary applications will be available for public review and comment online by visiting the California State OHV Grants and Cooperative Agreements program at

Comments should be submitted via email to and also mailed to Los Padres National Forest, 1980 Old Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463. Attention: Recreation/OHV.

The State of California Department of Parks and Recreation and the Los Padres National Forest have maintained a successful partnership for more than 30 years, with funding assistance for well-managed OHV recreation on Los Padres National Forest.