News Alert!!: San Bernardino County, CA: Public Scoping Meetings for the Mojave Trails National Monument.

News Alert!!: San Bernardino County, CA: Public Scoping Meetings for the Mojave Trails National Monument.

The Bureau of Land Management is inviting the public to share what they value most within the newly designated Mojave Trails National Monument for the Bureau of Land Management to consider as the monument management planning process begins.

A series of envisioning sessions will enable the public to provide comments on specific interests and concerns that will assist the Bureau of Land Management in the development of the Mojave Trails National Monument Management Plan located in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California.

** Site Map: **

http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/ca/nlcs/mojavetrails/maps.Par.25104.File.dat/mojavetrails_20160129.pdf

These sessions are in advance of public scoping meetings which will begin in the fall.
** The public scoping meetings will be held at the following dates, times, and locations: **

– Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 (5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Hampton Inn

2710 Lenwood Road

Barstow, California

– Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 (5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Yucca Valley Community Center, 57090 Twentynine Palms Highway

Yucca Valley, California

– Thursday, September 1st, 2016 (5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

El Garces Train Depot

950 Front Street

Needles, California

“We want the public to helps us determine how their new monument should be managed. Public input helps the BLM develop a lasting framework for important land use and resource management decisions,” said Mike Ahrens, Needles Field Office Manager.

The Bureau of Land Management will work collaboratively with the public, cooperating agencies, and partners to begin identifying the vision for the planning area and key management priorities to be addressed in the upcoming draft monument management plan.

The sessions will be open house format with the same kind of information provided at each location.

For more information, please contact Stephen Razo, External Affairs, California Desert District by email at: srazo@blm.gov.

** More information can also be found at the following Bureau of Land Management website address: **

http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/nlcs/Mojave_Trails.html

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