CARSON CITY – The Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles has awarded $1,290,293 to 28 off-highway vehicle projects and initiatives in Nevada, including trail maintenance and signing throughout the Ruby Mountains, and near Jarbidge and Mountain City.
The State’s grant funding comes from the registration fees charged for off-highway vehicles in Nevada. The program is administered through the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and promotes safe and responsible use of Nevada’s outstanding opportunities for off-road recreation.
Other projects funded in 2018 include:
- Statewide avalanche training
- Signing of motorized trails in Gold Butte National Monument and in the Boundary Peak area of Esmeralda County
- OHV management plans for Prison Hill in Carson City, and Shoshone Trail south of Battle Mountain
- Studies and reconstruction of flood-damaged Kings Canyon Road at Carson City
- Multiple law enforcement, search and rescue, and education grants throughout the state.
A comprehensive list of 2018 projects can be found on the State’s website at https://ohv.nv.gov/.
Additionally, the Off-Highway Vehicles Program is partnering with the Recreational Trails Program, Great Basin Institute and Nevada Conservation Corps to develop off-highway vehicle trail building, grant writing workshops, planning assistance, and other training opportunities for the public and agencies. A primary goal of this partnership is to expand the motorized trail maps page on the new website, including downloadable paper maps and electronic GPS data.
Grant applications for 2019 will be available between late summer and early fall of this year.