California OHV Grant

February 1st, 2023 – Chico, CA – The Butte County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Team (BCSAR) is seeking public input for the California 2023 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program application cycle for 2023. This grant has provided funds to BCSAR for purchasing equipment, gear and supplies to provide safety patrols and respond to search and rescue missions in OHV areas. These areas have included the Highlakes and Jonesville snowpark OHV areas.

An important part of the grant program is to gather input and ideas from the public to incorporate into this grant cycle. Our preliminary plan will be shared and discussed, as well as successes and lessons learned from previous grant cycles.  A public information meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21st at 6pm at our headquarters, 3965 Morrow Lane, Chico.

The preliminary application will be submitted on March 6th 2023 and will be available to review online at the California State Parks OHV website: The public will be able to review and comment on this application beginning March 7th until May 1st. Comments will be reviewed and considered for our final application which will be submitted on June 5th.

The California State Parks OHV Grant program has had a huge impact on how our team responds to Search & Rescue missions in OHV areas of Butte County. BCSAR is looking forward to this grant cycle and appreciates the public’s input and support. Questions or comments can be sent to