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On September 23, 2011 the Bureau of Land Management released for public comment a Draft South Coast Resource Management Plan (RMP) Revision and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This public comment period ended December 23, 2011.
Electronic (on CD-ROM) or paper copies and further information may also be obtained by contacting Greg Hill, BLM Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262; (760) 833-7140; or Greg_Hill@blm.gov
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and our partners have collaborated on developing a revision to the South Coast Resource Management Plan (RMP). The South Coast RMP provides guidance for the management of approximately 300,000 acres of BLM-administered public lands in portions of five Southern California counties: San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles.
Development of the RMP offers both the BLM and the public a unique opportunity to produce a comprehensive long-range vision for management of the area. We invite you to participate in development of the plan. This website contains current information on the planning process and schedule, and will be updated as the plan progresses. The links contained on this page will provide more detail on the effort and how you can get involved. Public input opportunities and major documents developed during the RMP process will be announced through a variety of means, including Federal Register Notices, News Releases, and in the public comment opportunities section of this website. Detailed information on the RMP can be found in Plan Update Information Bulletins, which will be published several times as the plan progresses.
Why Revise the Resource Management Plan?
Where is the Planning Area?
Planning Area Overview
South Coast Biological Resources
South Coast Special Designations
What are the Issues?
Public Meetings and Hearings
Between August 2007 and May 2009, the BLM held public scoping meetings in the cities of Campo, San Diego, Temecula, and Santa Clarita and also developed a scoping report, invited agencies to participate as cooperating agencies, and developed an Administrative Draft RMP Revision. The Draft RMP Revision includes four alternatives, including a no-action alternative, and an agency preferred alternative. These alternatives have been analyzed in the Draft EIS.
Future meetings, hearings and any other public involvement activities will be announced at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings.
News Releases and Notices