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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 294

Carrizo Monument tour furthers planning efforts

Carrizo Plain National Monument managers, Monument Advisory Council members and members of the public received an on-the-ground view of the resource issues to be addressed in the Resource Management Plan being developed for the national monument.

About 30 people participated in the August 11 tour that included presentations by the Carrizo's managing partners -- the BLM, The Nature Conservancy and the California Department of Fish and Game. Tour stops included a campground filled with deer hunters, Giant Kangaroo Rat habitat and areas where prescribed burns were carried out.

The status of the planning effort, including draft alternatives, will be discussed at a Monument Advisory Council meeting September 22 at the Carissa Plain Elementary School on Highway 58 near the monument. The public meeting begins at 10 a.m.
 
Below: Scott Butterfield of The Nature Conservancy and Larry Saslaw of the BLM discuss subregions being considered to help develop the plan.
Scott Butterfield of The Nature Conservancy, and Larry Saslaw of the BLM discuss subregions being considered to help develop the plan
 
Tour participants look at vegetation cleared by Giant Kangaroo rats:
Tour participants look at vegetation cleared by Giant Kangaroo rats.
Tour participants look at vegetation cleared by Giant Kangaroo rats.
 
- Dave Christie, 8/07
 
 
BLM California News.bytes, issue 294

 
Last updated: 08-14-2007