The West Mojave Route Network Project (WMRNP) is a travel management planning effort covering 9.24 million acres in the West Mojave area (PDF Map) of the California desert. Approximately 3.1 million acres in the planning area are public lands managed by the BLM. The WMRNP supplements the 2006 West Mojave Plan.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the Draft Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the West Mojave Route Network Project, providing guidance and management direction for over three million acres of public lands in San Bernardino, Inyo, Kern, Riverside and Los Angeles counties.
Concurrent with the WMRNP planning effort, the BLM is proposing CDCA LUPA alternatives in the DRECP that include, among other proposals, special area designations and associated management parameters, and which comprise new information that may be considered in the identification of alternatives and the analysis of impacts in the WMRNP. The BLM is considering whether to adjust or add additional alternatives to the WMRNP in response to the proposals in the DRECP. All previously submitted comments will be considered; comments submitted during the initial WMRNP comment period need not be resubmitted.
Documents relevant to this notice may be examined at the California Desert District Office and associated Field Offices in Barstow, Ridgecrest, Needles, Palm Springs, El Centro and at the BLM's California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825 or online at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/energy/DRECP.html. See DRECP
For further information, contact Edythe Seehafer at 760-252-6021, BLM Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When reviewing the routes on the maps remember your vehicle must stay on the open marked roads and trails. Verify the designated routs do in fact go to the collecting areas. If not, you have reason to make an input and comment to the WEMO Management Plan.
For further information about the Draft SEIS, and Hard copies are available upon request from the California Desert District Office, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553 or from the BLM California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Suite W 1834, Sacramento, CA 95825.