Barstow Field Office

Amargosa River Area of Critical Environmental Concern

General Description of Project

The Amargosa Area of Critical Environmental Concern is a desert oasis that covers approximately 21,552 acres of BLM-managed public lands along 3 sections of the Amargosa River in southeastern Inyo and northeastern San Bernardino Counties. These lands are under the jurisdiction of the Barstow Field Office. This interdisciplinary implementation plan was developed in coordination with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and provides priorities and actions for managing the Amargosa watershed that support all of its values, including the riparian habitat and sensitive species that thrive there. The Plan also implements actions to address increasing recreational use in the area and enhance passive recreation opportunities so the public can appreciate first-hand many of these values in a way that can also sustain them. This plan was prepared to implement the Northern and Eastern Mojave Plan and EIS (2002), has been coordinated with adjacent federal and local jurisdictions, and incorporates input from an ongoing parallel planning effort for the Old Spanish Trail, and public comments received during the scoping phase of this activity planning effort, as well as many relevant comments raised during the Northern and Eastern Mojave Planning effort.

Public Comments

Comments may be submitted in writing to Chris Otahal, BLM Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311; however, e-mails to are preferred.

Public Meetings and Hearings

Public scoping meeting in Tecopa, Calif., Wednesday, September 14, 7-8 p.m., to garner comments for developing a management plan for the Amargosa River area.

The public scoping meeting will take place at:
Tecopa Community Center
400 Tecopa Hot Springs Road
Tecopa, CA 92389

Associated News Releases and Notices


BLM Schedules Public Meeting Seeking Input on Amargosa River Management Plans

Related Links
Implementation Plan Index
Implementation Plan
Appendix A - Environmental Assessment

Bureau of Land Management
Barstow Field Office
2601 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311
Phone: (760) 252-6000
Fax: (760) 252-6098
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
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