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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Business Plan


This document updates the 2003 Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) Business Plan. The revenues of the fee program cannot sustain the current levels of emergency medical services (EMS) / search and rescue (SAR), law enforcement, and maintenance necessary for overall visitor safety in the ISDRA. Since 2003, the cost to manage the ISDRA has continued to increase and sales have steadily declined since 2007. BLM’s management goals must be completed within the fiscal constraints of the fee program, particularly in light of the uncertain federal budget climate. Thoughtful prioritization of the agency objectives must occur because they may not all be addressed. The fee program must be updated to address the gaps between the agency objectives, customer needs, and the resources available. Without a modification to the fee program, drastic changes will occur to the program including, but not limited to, cuts in emergency medical services (EMS) / search and rescue (SAR), maintenance of roads and camping areas, education efforts, and law enforcement. These cuts could lead to road and camping area closures, a decrease in visitor safety, and emergency calls without response from BLM staff.

Fee Program
Fee Proposal for DAC Meeting
FINAL Business Plan
Final Business Plan, 05/31/13
Business Plan Errata 08/17/13
DRAFT Business Plan
Dear Reader Letter
*.pdf; 0.1Mb
2012 Draft Business Plan
*.pdf; 3.4Mb
Related Documents
Communication Plan

Public Comment Content Analysis

2003 Business Plan
*.pdf; 1.3Mb
ISDRA Business Plan Summary
Revised Business Plan Timeline
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ISDRA Fee & Permit Information

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