Los Padres National Forest is taking public input until 4/5 on its annual plans for nearly $800,000 in off-road recreation funding. The money is doled out by California’s Off-Highway Vehicle grant program, which is providing $27 million this year. The forest has requested $666,000 for general maintenance and improvements and another $79,000 for law enforcement. Explained the forest’s Jeff Bensen, “Most of what we’re trying to do is maintain what we have, upgrade facilities we have, and then do law enforcement patrols and health and safety training.” See ohv.parks.ca.gov or call 961-5744.


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