NEEDLES The Bureau of Land Management field office in Needles is welcoming public comments on its annual state grant application to help manage off-highway vehicle recreation on public lands.

The application, filed to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVRD), requests funding related to off-road activities for operations and maintenance, law enforcement and planning and education, according to a news release.

The Needles Field Office is inviting the public to review the preliminary application at from March 5 through April 1.

Public comments must be submitted via email to both the OHMVRD and the Needles Field Office.

Copies of the grant application will be available after March 5 at the Needles Field Office, the BLM Desert District Office in Moreno Valley and the state office in Sacramento.

For more information, contact David Roan, Needles outdoor recreation planner/OHV grants administrator at (760) 326-7033 and or Mike Ahrens, recreation branch supervisor at (760) 326-7031.