At its virtual meeting May 6, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved the 2020-2021 OHV Trail Grant funding award recommendations for $4.273 million to fund 60 trail projects across Colorado representing 4,320 trail work days across Colorado.
Among the awards was $72,000 in grants for Dolores Ranger District.
The Dolores Ranger District and a Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) crew will work in partnership on trail maintenance projects on the East Fork trail. The SCC crew will focus on over 6.5 miles of the East Fork trail that is in need of heavy maintenance. Work will be done on sections of the trail that require extensive drainage and tread rehabilitation. Switchbacks will be improved by utilizing climbing turns and other drainage features.
Money from Colorado OHV registrations accounts for $4 million of the funds, while the Recreational Trails Program is providing the remaining $273,000.
“This is literally OHV dollars going right back into the trails,” said CPW State Trails Program Manager Fletcher Jacobs.
“This year we funded 36 maintenance trail crews across the state crews, 24 of which are Good Management crews, which allow our federal partners at the United State Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to get much needed consistent funding for trail crews,” Jacobs said.
A complete list of the 2020-2021 OHV Trail Grants is available online at bit.ly/2SPAFLr.