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    This was posted on the BLM California Desert District Office Website:
    http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/new.../ocotillo.html
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    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
    BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
    California Desert District Office

    Release Date: 02/09/15
    Contacts: Stephen Razo, (951) 697-5217, srazo@blm.gov
    News Release No. CA-CDD-15-14

    BLM Announces Intent to Prepare Environmental Review for Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area

    MORENO VALLEY, Calif. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to conduct an environmental review for the Ocotillo Wells Recreation Area in Imperial County.

    The BLM will prepare an environmental impact statement to analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of resource and recreation management at the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) and a proposed amendment to the BLM California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan. The California State Parks, who manage the SVRA through a Memorandum of Understanding, will jointly prepare an environmental impact report for their General Plan update.

    Publication of the Notice of Intent initiates a public scoping period which will end April 6, 2015. During the scoping period, the BLM will solicit public comments on planning issues, environmental concerns, potential impacts, alternatives, and mitigation measures that should be included in the analysis of the proposed action.

    BLM public meetings are scheduled on the following dates:

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    3:30pm 8:30pm
    Temecula Conference Center
    41000 Main Street
    Temecula, CA 92590


    Saturday, March 21, 2015
    12:00pm 4:00pm
    Ocotillo Wells SVRA Visitor Center
    Discovery Center Building
    5172 Highway 78
    Borrego Springs, CA 92004

    Comments May be submitted in writing to:

    1) Website : http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/elcentro.html;
    2) Email: BLM_CA_Ocotillo_Wells_RAMP@blm.gov;
    3) Fax: 760-337-4490;
    4) Mail: Attn: Carrie Simmons, BLM, El Centro Field Office, 1661 S. 4th Street El Centro, CA 92243


    The BLM will use the public scoping comments received to prepare the draft environmental documents to be available for public review in 2015.

    For more information contact El Centro Field Office, 760-337-4400.



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    Last updated: 02-09-2015
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    Here we go again. This shit never ends.
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      geeze.... maybe we can save another .9 miles of trail........
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