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Palms to Pines Scenic Byway Corridor Management Planning Process

Project Objective:  To complete a Corridor Management Plan (CMP) for the State-designated Palms to Pines Scenic Highway.  The Palms to Pines CMP will address the 14 points of a CMP included in the Federal Highway Administration Interim Policy, published in the Federal Register in 1995 (
What:  A CMP is a written plan developed by the communities along a scenic byway that outlines how to protect and enhance the byway's intrinsic qualities and character that define their byway corridor.  The National Scenic Byway Program is a recognition program and CMPs are not regulatory documents.
Who:  The CMP planning process will build upon existing and new relationships and partnerships with public land management agencies (Forest Service, State Parks, and Bureau of Land Management), CalTrans, local communities, partners, and stakeholders along the byway.  The CMP planning effort will be a community-based process and include a series of community workshops aimed at providing a forum for discussion, question and answer, voicing of concerns, and arriving at a common vision for the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway.
Where:  A series of five workshops will be held in three communities along the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway:  Idyllwild, Garner Valley, and Pinyon.  Other locations may be included based on community response.
How and When:  The Corridor Management Plan is based on the discussions and information gathered about the byway during public workshops and site visits held over the next year.

Workshop I:  Occurred November 8-10 and included Project Introduction, Corridor Management Plan description, National Scenic Byway Designation (what is it and what is the process) and Project Timeline.

Notes from Workshop I

Community Questions

Workshop II:  Occurred January 31-February 2 and included Identifying Intrinsic Features and Interpretation Themes; Discussions of How Intrinsic Features and Interpretation Work Together; and a beginning discussion on Transportation and Signing.

Notes from Workshop II

Map of proposed projects from Workshop II 

Workshop III:  
Occurred April 5 - 7 and continued Identifying Intrinsic Features as well as focusing on Transportation and Signing.

Notes from Workshop III  

Workshop IV:  Occurred May 31 - June 2, and discussed Positioning and Implementation for the byway. 

Notes from Workshop IV

Workshop V: Occurred November 15 - 17, and discussed the next steps as we work toward implementation.

Notes from Workshop V 

Draft Corridor Management Plan - 508-Compliant version 

FINAL PLAN:  The culmination of our efforts:

Palms to Pines Corridor Management Plan - Final  

Appendix A, Map V2 

Note:  Appendix B, References and Bibliography, is contained in the main plan document.  Appendix A can be accessed at the link, above.  Appendices C, D, and E cannot be made 508-compliant for publishing on the web.  You may obtain a CD with these documents included by contacting the BLM Palm Springs - South Coast Field Office at (760) 833-7100.

Further information:  Forest Service Palms to Pines CMP Planning Website

News Release:  BLM and Forest Service Initiate Palms to Pines Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan 

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