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Public Meetings Scheduled to Address West Mojave Desert Routes of Travel Designations

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California Desert District has scheduled eight public scoping meetings to gather public comments and recommendations on the preparation of environmental assessments for eight travel management areas within the West Mojave Planning Area.  These eight travel management areas are identified on the attached map, and each one will be a focus of one of the eight meetings.  This information will be used to compile travel management area information and develop preliminary route network alternatives for the West Mojave planning area.

Area residents and other publics interested in the public lands and the area public lands route network are encouraged to attend.  Public input relative to local area knowledge, issues and opportunities, including route access changes, are needed.

Meetings for Travel Management Areas under the jurisdiction of the Barstow Field Office will be held at the Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311.  Meetings for Travel Management Areas under the jurisdiction of the Ridgecrest Field Office will be held at the Kerr-McGee Bldg, 100 West California Ave, Ridgecrest, CA 93555.

All scoping meetings are from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m, and include a presentation and an open-house opportunity to review maps and provide route-specific and location-specific comments to the BLM.  The public is encouraged to attend the travel management plan meetings to assure that comments are accurately captured, including location, route or site identification, specific issues, and rationale.  You may also provide written comments.

Preliminary alternatives will be provided for review and public comment after scoping for specific areas are completed.  Additional public meetings will be held by the Desert Advisory Council Subgroup currently being formed for the West Mojave Route Network.  The public will have the opportunity to participate in these subgroup meetings.

The BLM will consider public comments, as feasible, until the BLM proposed Travel Management Plans are published.  For more information or to submit a comment contact:  Edy Seehafer, West Mojave Project Manager, Bureau of Land Management, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311,  by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by phone at (760) 252-6021.  Additional information is also posted at the West Mojave Amendment Website at: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/cdd/west_mojave__wemo.html.  Please respond by April 15, 2012 with scoping comments and/or to be added to the mailing list.