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Surprise Canyon - BLM Schedules Public Meetings to Prepare Draft EIS

Discussion in 'Land Use' started by Djroffroad, Jul 26, 2002.

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    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has scheduled five public scoping meetings to gather public comments and recommendations on the preparation of draft environmental impact statement (EIS) and proposed amendment to the 1980 California Desert Conservation Area Plan that will establish or revise off-highway vehicle route designation for Surprise Canyon, located in the Panamint Mountains in Inyo County, CA.

    Each meeting will include two sessions that will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

    July 29
    Desert Empire Fairgrounds
    Mesquite Hall
    530 South Richmond Road
    Ridgecrest, CA. 93555

    July 30
    Doubletree Hotel
    3100 Camino Del Rio Court
    Bakersfield, CA. 93308

    July 31
    Boulder Creek RV Resort Clubhouse
    2550 South Highway 395
    Lone Pine, CA. 93545

    August 5
    Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
    303 East Cordova Street
    Pasadena, CA 91101

    August 6
    Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
    901 Camino Del Rio South
    San Diego, CA. 92108

    The Draft EIS will evaluate a full range of alternatives regarding access into the Surprise Canyon Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). Upon completion of the EIS and decision processes, BLM will issue a Record of Decision that will amend the 1980 California Desert Conservation Area Plan.

    Written comments will be accepted through Friday, August 30, 2002.

    Comments should be mailed to:
    Hector Villalobos
    Field Manager, Bureau of Land Management
    300 South Richmond Road
    Ridgecrest, CA 93555.

    For more information contact the BLM Ridgecresst Field Office at (760)384-5400.

    -BLM-

    California Desert District Office - 6221 Box Springs Blvd, Riverside, California - (909) 697-5220
     

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