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BLM holds public meetings on Clear Creek Management Area

Public meetings held the past two weeks by the Bureau of Land Management on the future of Clear Creek Management Area drew hundreds of people to Coalinga, Hollister and Santa Clara. (text continues below)

Rick Cooper, Hollister Field Office manager, gives opening remarks to a large crowd seated in an auditorium
Rick Cooper, Hollister Field Office manager, gives opening remarks to attendees at the Holister meeting.

Last night's public meeting began with an open house where the public could gather information, talk with BLM specialists, and provide written comments on the draft RMP/EIS. Following the open house, the BLM gave a brief introduction followed by an opportunity for the public to provide oral comments on the draft RMP/EIS. Although oral comments were noted on flip charts, BLM will only respond to written public comments in the proposed RMP and final EIS. Comments must be postmarked or received by BLM no later than March 5, 2010.

The CCMA encompasses approximately 63,000 acres of public lands in southern San Benito and western Fresno counties.

The CCMA draft RMP/EIS was developed through a public planning process and considers seven alternatives. The primary issues addressed are public health risk from asbestos exposure in CCMA, recreation, protection of sensitive natural and cultural resources, energy and mineral development, land tenure adjustments, and other planning issues identified during the public scoping process. 

The draft RMP/EIS is available on-line for public review at the BLM Hollister Field Office webpage. Compact disks of the document are available by request from the Hollister Field Office at the address above. For additional information contact the Hollister Field Office at (831) 630-5000.

Tim Moore, BLM Hollister Field Office geologist, discusses formations in the Clear Creek area with individual attendees
Tim Moore, BLM Hollister Field Office geologist, discusses formations in
the Clear Creek area with attendees.

- David Christy, BLM Central California District, 1/10


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Last updated: 01-20-2010