OHV Planning Grant - 2017
IMPORTANT NOTICE, 03/07/2017
The County of Yolo Park’s Division welcomes public comment on its OHV-planning grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHMVR) Division. The intent of the grant is to gauge community interest in an in-county OHV Park, identify alternative sites for potential development, and conduct a feasibility study of one preferred site.
- Please find detailed instructions for how to review this application and share your feedback at OHMVR’s official site, here: www.ohv.parks.ca.gov
- Public comments will be received from 03/07/2017 until 4/03/2017
- Please also plan on joining the Parks Division for a meeting to about this Grant application and other subjects on April, 10th, 2017 in the County Administration Building’s Atrium room from 6:30-8pm.
Key OHV Websites:
Additional Background Information:
The County of Yolo, Parks Division, proposes an inclusive planning process to guide development of an in county OHV park. This grant would be used to fund a two-phase study to determine OHV park potential and alternative locations (Phase I) as well as evaluate site development feasibility while coalescing the requisite political support (Phase II). More specifically, Phase I would: gauge OHV development potential vis-à-vis public outreach and stakeholder development, identify two-three site alternatives, and finally reconcile stakeholder concerns and interests to build consensus for a preferred site to be presented for Board of Supervisor approval January, 2018. Phase I will prioritize partnership development and involvement of a diversity of stakeholder groups, including: private landowners, OHV riding groups and individuals, non-profit organizations, individuals from the local gravel industry, public safety personnel and law enforcement, the general public, County staff, and other potential parties.
Phase II of the project would involve a comprehensive feasibility study of the preferred site. Factors to be analyzed include, but are not limited to: a broad environmental and regulatory compliance review, site biological assessment, sustainable site design and construction parameters, operation and maintenance, and revenue projection. Phase I and II would then coalesce into a public OHV Plan that determines and illustrates best practices, is visually accessible, and creates a path forward for OHV park land acquisition and development. Phase II would be complete in January, 2019.
If you have questions or concerns about this proposed project, please contact the Yolo County Parks Division at 530-406-4880.