U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 442
ARRA funds used to help protect natural resources near Merced River
Natural resources near the Merced River in Central California are being protected through a BLM project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. (text continues below)
In the $50,000 project, gates and barriers were installed to block motorized access to the Merced River Wilderness Study Area located in Mariposa County, said Jeff Horn, outdoor recreation planner for the BLM Mother Lode Field Office. Motorized vehicles were causing damage in the WSA and along the Merced, a wild and scenic river that contains habitat for the limestone salamander, which is on the state threatened species list.
The California Conservation Corps, Student Conservation Association or other non-profit organizations will help restore lands damaged by vehicle use use.
- David Christy, BLM Central California District
BLM-California News.bytes, issue 442