USFS - Eldorado National Forest

  I would ask that any and all grants disseminated to the various Nation Forest Off-Highway Vehicle programs be limited to 50% of the proposed grant monies if that Forest abides by the California State OHV Green/Red sticker guide lines. Even though Riders of red sticker OHVs pay the full $52.00 bi-annual registration fees they  are limited to only partial year use in State SVRAs due to 'environmental' concerns of air quality.  Several National Forest districts have chosen to abide by the state mandated riding periods for red sticker OHVs even though there is no state mandated smog check program requirements for on road vehicles in their counties. Thank you for your time... David Cantrell - 3/13/15

  I support this Ground Operations grant that proposes to continue important work on the OHV routes in the Eldorado National Forest. The forest and forest supervisor have proven over the last two seasons that they are committed to legally and responsibly re-opening trails closed by the 42 trails lawsuit. I am concerned that though the grant application lists which trails and areas the forest intends to concentrate on, it doesn’t clearly spell out the plan for each trail or area. I would like to see more specifics in the application, or a reference to the plan somewhere online. I am also pleased that, as a federal agency that is tax funded, the forest appears to have asked for what they need and matched with what they have instead of shifting the forest budget to meet exact minimum match requirements. I find it refreshing that the forest has chosen not to place as much burden as they can on OHMVR. Thank you for your consideration of these comments, John Arenz - 3/31/15

  See attached letter.   Don Amador, Western Representative, BlueRibbon Coalition, Inc. - 4/3/15