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Scoping the Clear Creek Management Area plan

More than 30 members of the public, many of them off-highway vehicle users, attended the first of three public scoping meetings on Sept. 27, concerning a new Clear Creek Management Area (CCMA) Resource Management Plan. (text continues below)
BLM Hollister Field Office environmental planning specialist Sky Murphy speaks with attendees
Sky Murphy talking with attendees
That first meeting in Hollister will be followed by public scoping meetings Oct. 4 at the Harris Ranch Garden Ballroom, 24505 W. Dorris Ave., Coalinga and Oct. 11 at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Room 225, 150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose. Both meetings will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In addition, BLM and the Environmental Protection Agency will hold a joint public meeting in November on an EPA analysis of the health hazard from naturally-occurring asbestos at CCMA. Scoping comments will be accepted for 30 days after that meeting.
The CCMA encompasses approximately 63,000 acres of public lands in southern San Benito and western Fresno counties that is currently administered under the 1984 Hollister Resource Management Plan.
Over the next two years, BLM will be preparing a Draft RMP and associated environmental impact statement to guide the future management of public lands within the CCMA. The public is encouraged to help identify issues, questions and concerns to be incorporated into the Draft RMP/EIS during the public scoping period.
For further information contact Sky Murphy, planning and environmental coordinator, (831) 630-5039, or e-mail, Sky_Murphy@ca.blm.gov.

BLM Hollister Field Office Manager Rick Cooper welcoming attendees
Rick Cooper leads the discussion

BLM Hollister wildlife biologist Jason Lowe and botanist Ryan Odell discuss biological issues with attendees
Jason Lowe and Ryan Odell discussing biological issues
- Dave Christy, 9/07
BLM California News.bytes, issue 302

Last updated: 10-05-2007