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Suprise Canyon Meetings!!

BLM Schedules Public Meetings to Prepare Draft EIS

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 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)


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

I don't care if you are afraid to get in front of people and talk, just show up so we can out number the greens!!

Thank You for any help and please post this as many times as you can in your own forums and across the Internet!

We can win if we stick together!!!

Preserving our natural resources FOR the public instead of FROM the public!!
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