|Mammoth Lakes, CA (February 21, 2020) –In partnership with the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Lakes Recreation is seeking public comment on its application for funding from the California State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) to enhance Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) and Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Safety and Education in the Mammoth Lakes region.
The desired outcomes of this proposal include: revision of existing OHV/OSV educational maps and brochures; inclusion of OHV/OSV specific criteria to the Town’s “Trail Host” Program and; providing funding for Trail Condition Reports updated regularly on the MammothTrails.org website.
The Trail Host program is managed by the Town of Mammoth Lakes in partnership with Inyo National Forest to help monitor existing use and facilitate multiple user-groups accessing Public Lands at high-use staging areas throughout the Mammoth Lakes Trail System and OHV/OSV network. Trail Hosts provide on-the-ground visitor services and dispense U.S. Forest Service approved regulatory and etiquette information including “Leave No Trace” best-practices.
The intent of this proposal is to provide a world-class recreation experience that supplements existing OSV grooming-operations performed under a separate OHMVR Standard Agreement by Inyo National Forest. The deadline to apply is March 3, 2020. The CA OHMVR Division will review final applications June-July 2020 and announce its intent to award August 3, 2020. Upon resolution of any appeals, the one-year term grant is expected to be executed beginning September 3, 2020.
Interested persons/parties may contact Matt Paruolo, Mammoth Lakes Recreation Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Coordinator, at (760) 660-4948 ext.103, or via email at [email protected] for more information.