Friends of the Inyo is seeking state funding for restoration and enhancement of off-highway vehicle recreation areas across the Inyo National Forest.

Friends of the Inyo recently submitted a preliminary application to the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division of California State Parks for the 2010 grant cycle. This potential funding would be used to support work on the Inyo National Forest by professional stewardship crews and volunteers.

The Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program of the OHMVR Division provides for well managed off-highway vehicle recreation in the State of California by providing financial assistance to cities, counties, districts, federal agencies, state agencies, educational institutions, federally recognized Native American Tribes and nonprofit entities.

The Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program supports the planning, acquisition, development, maintenance, administration, operation, enforcement, restoration, and conservation of trails, trailheads, areas, and other facilities associated with the use of off-highway motor vehicles, and programs involving off-highway motor vehicle safety or education. All grants submitted to the OHMVR Division can be viewed and commented on at: Questions and comments can also be sent to Paul McFarland, FOI Executive Director, at