Trinity County Resource Conservation District
Everyone asking for Grant money does it with honorable intentions to manage our public lands , provide sustainable recreation and protect resources. I agree with all of that and am not one to say "do not fund" but there are exceptions from my point of view.
In reviewing these grants for 2009/2010 It it is alarming how the % of actual work on the ground changes from one agency to another. From experience I would like to see no more than 5% of the grant request for staff under Ground Operation go to management. The key to sustainable recreation on our public lands are for our grant money to be spent on the ground.
Every single grantee should be preaching "Stay on Designated Trail" regardless what your job is, it is the responsibility of every person involved with OHV that this message has to pushed.
Every single grantee should encourage those that are law abiding citizens to put pressure on the "Willfully Ignorant" to change their way so that we can have a "Sustainable OHV recreation" for future generations.
Lastly I want to thank every single person involved in working on OHV recreation for your time and dedication . [Ed Waldheim "OHV activist for access to public lands for all" - 3/28/10]
The following are my comments for this OHV Grant request:
The Statement of GO Activity does not describe which roads will be upgraded.
In the Location and description of OHV opportunities, are the stated 700 miles of OHV roads for non-street registered OHV use? In the OHV Visitor Opportunity Summary, only 87 Total Miles Of Routes Available For OHV Recreation is listed.
The only OHV recreational opportunity that the Shasta-Trinity forest shows is in the Chappie-Shasta Off Highway Vehicle Area.
Thank you for considering my comments. [Bruce Brazil - 3/4/10]