In Spring of 2019, Friends of Cow Mountain restored the Acupuncture trail bed and added approximately one mile of new trail in a reroute around private property and a culturally sensitive site. This was accomplished by North Bay Motorcycle Club felling hazard trees, Friends of Cow Mountain hiring a trail builder to construct the reroute and Friends of Cow Mountain hiring an operator to use our excavator to maintain the trailbed. This project was funded with a grant from California State Parks OHMVR.
BLM has told us they are going to try to open Cow Mountain early this summer. Time to shape things up! Please come out and join us for a work day on April 27. We will meet at Westside Staging (Ukiah side) at 8:00 a.m. We will pass through the gate and it will be locked behind us. Please be on time. Please bring loppers and folding hand saws. Hope to see you there!
Friends of Cow Mountain, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, seeks public comment for preliminary off highway (OHV) grant application. Friends of Cow Mountain is developing applications to the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) for grants that emphasize maintenance to trails in the South Cow Mountain Recreation Area. Public comment is being sought on the preliminary grant applications. The public review and comment period for the State's Grants and Cooperative Agreement Program begins March 5, 2019 and ends May 6, 2019. Public comments can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and interested parties can review and comment on preliminary applications by visiting the grants section of the OHMVR website at ohv.parks.ca.gov from March 5, 2019 through May 6, 2019. After the public review and comment process a final application will be submitted by June 3, 2019.
We have a green light for a work day at Cow Mountain on Saturday the
IF THE GOVERNMENT IS OPEN. If congress comes to an agreement and the government stays open we will meet at Westside staging. If the politicians can't work it out and the government shuts back down we are headed to Indian Valley for a trail ride. Please come and join us either way!
Details: If the government is open we will gather at Westside staging at 8:00AM and pass through the gate at 8:30. The gate will be closed and locked after we pass throught so don't be late. Things you will need: transportation to the work area (dirt bike is best for the trails we will work on but we can make almost anything work), some trail food, water, gloves, and tools. The preferred tools are loppers and a folding saw.
If the government is closed we will meet for a trail ride at Hwy. 20 and Walker Ridge Road at 8:00AM and plan to be on the bikes at 8:30.
Hope to see you all there!
Friends of Cow Mountain is hosting a public meeting on February 11, 2019 at 7:15 PM to discuss our 2019 OHMVR grant application. The meeting will be held at Factory Pipe, 1307 Masonite Rd, Ukiah, CA. Please come out and join us to discuss our ideas for Cow Mountain for 2019. PWORA will also be holding a meeting at Factory Pipe on the same evening. PWORA meeting starts at 6:00 PM, FOCM meeting at 7:15 PM. Come out and support local OHV!
Polaris Corporation awarded Friends of Cow Mountain a $10,000 Polaris T.R.A.I.L.S. grant. The grant will be used to restore the Acupuncture trail and to purchase a trailer to transport our excavator. 1/20/19
Yamaha Outdoors awards Friends of Cow Mountain a $7240 grant. Funds are used in Whitethorn Trail Restoration Project and to provide match funding and to our excavator. 10/1/17