Surprise Canyon Meetings

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Posted by Dezdan on June 12, 2002 at 19:44:51:

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) 384-5400.

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