Press Release: March 6, 2018
BCSO APPLYING FOR GRANT FUNDING THROUGH THE CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS OFF-HIGHWAY MOTOR VEHICLE RECREATION PROGRAM
Oroville, Ca—The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is in the process of applying for grant funding through the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) program.
Funds from the OHMVR grant support the efforts of the Sheriff’s Office in patrolling the Jonesville Snow Park, the Plumas National Forest, and the Lassen National Forest. These duties include enforcement of state laws, federal regulations, and Butte County ordinances. If awarded, Sheriff’s Deputies will use patrol vehicles and snowmobiles to patrol in and around these areas year round. Deputies will assist with visitor safety, education, enforcement, and search and rescue efforts.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office will provide information and education regarding environmental issues and conservation concerns regarding off-highway vehicle use. The Sheriff’s Office, along with Butte County Search & Rescue will respond to emergency calls for service in and around these areas as needed.
Beginning Tuesday, March 6, 2018 through Monday, April 2nd, 2018, a draft of the grant application will be available for viewing and public comment at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov. From that website, the public will be directed to the Grants/On-Line Grant Application (OLGA) public review feature for instructions on how to submit their comments.
Written public comments can also be mailed to Sergeant Jack Storne at the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, 5 Gillick Way, Oroville Ca. 95965.
Date: March 6, 2018
Released By: Sgt. Jack Storne
Contact: (530) 538-7389