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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Marc Hildesheim, (505) 222-4728
Public contact: (888) 248-6966
marc.hildesheim@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 10, 2014

OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES GRANT AWARDS FOR 2014

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program has selected 10 grant proposals to share in $105,000 awarded from the Trail Safety Fund administered by the department.

The New Mexico Legislature mandated that fees from all-terrain vehicle, dirt bike, recreational off-highway vehicle, and snowmobile registrations be collected in the Trail Safety Fund, and a portion awarded as grants to encourage safe and responsible OHV recreation that respects the state’s natural, historic, and cultural heritage.

Projects funded for the 2014-2015 grant cycle include multiple-use trail construction and maintenance, safety training facility improvements, trail guidebooks, and public information kiosks at trailheads.

Grant recipients include the Lincoln and Cibola National Forests, the City of Santa Fe and the Town of Red River, the New Mexico Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance and National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, and the Chimayo Youth Conservation Corps.

The Game and Fish Department’s OHV program also awards Trail Safety Fund grants to law enforcement agencies to encourage compliance with the provisions of the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Act.

For more information, please contact the Off-Highway Vehicle Program at (505) 222-4727.


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