Friday, February 16, 2001Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) and the Citizens Off-Highway-Vehicle (OHV) Advisory committee are seeking public input on grants requesting $181,668 for projects including OHV curriculum training, trail relocation and reclamation, trail renovation, noxious weed control, trail ranger positions, and trailhead signage.
More than $160,000 in revenue generated by the state gas tax and OHV registrations is available to fund these projects. The FWP Montana State Parks Division evaluates the grant requests and awards the grants with advice from the Citizens OHV Advisory Committee. Off-Highway Vehicle grants funds must be used for established motorized trails, safety education, noxious weed control and public awareness.
Copies of all OHV grant applications are available at FWP regional offices and FWP headquarters in Helena. Information on the grant applications is also available on the FWP web page at fwp.state.mt.us.
Comments should be mailed to FWP, OHV Trails Programs, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for comments is March 30.