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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 301

Progress on Carrizo Plain planning 

Members of the public, agencies and Monument Advisory Committee (MAC) members continue to make progress in developing the management plan for the Carrizo Plain National Monument. A framework for the new management plan was discussed at the public meeting of the advisory committee on Sept. 22.
The BLM and managing partners (The Nature Conservancy and California Department of Fish and Game) presented a range of preliminary alternatives, for most resources within the monument, based on the public scoping comments that had been received. The focus of this meeting was to ensure that the MAC and public had input at this stage of the process to ensure that the range of alternatives to be analyzed during this process had been captured. MAC members and members of the public had the opportunity to review and discuss the planning issues at the committee meeting.
In general, the public and committee thought the range of alternatives that would need to be analyzed had been captured. The information and recommendations that the committee and public made will be used to further guide that development of the draft and preferred alternatives.
At the end of the day, MAC Chairman Neil Havlik thanked MAC members and the public for maintaining a courteous tone during discussions and said the meetings are providing a transparent public process to develop the monument plan.
A tour of the eastern side of the monument is scheduled for November 3 and a committee meeting to discuss a preliminary preferred alternative is scheduled for January 26, 2008, contingent on the project status.
BLM Planner Bob Wick discusses the analysis process at the MAC meeting
BLM Planner Bob Wick discusses the analysis process at the MAC meeting

BLM California News.bytes, issue 301

Last updated: 10-04-2007