BLM California News.bytes 
News.bytes Extra, issue 560

Monument Advisory Committee discusses issues

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Tim Smith, Bakersfield Field Office manager, gives an overview of issues facing BLM at the Dec. 1 meeting of the Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Committee.

Members of the public and the Carrizo plain National Monument Advisory Committee discussed travel management and other issues facing the monument, at a Dec. 1 meeting.

As part of implementing the monument’s resource management plan, BLM is preparing a travel management plan. Following a scoping meeting held as part of an advisory committee earlier this year, BLM identified some preliminary issues to address.

– Do existing travel and transportation system meet current and future needs?
– What is the range of impacts to sensitive resources caused by the existing system?
– What types of conflicts are occurring?

BLM will discuss the draft plan with the MAC and hold a public meeting when the draft plan is ready next year.

- David Christy, Public Affairs Specialist, BLM Central California District (December, 2012)

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