U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
For Release: February 2, 2007
Environmental Assessment to Renew Grazing Leases Available for Public Review
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, is seeking public comment on two environmental assessments: CA-660-06-54 & 55; “Ephemeral Sheep Grazing Lease Renewal for Rice Valley and Ford Dry Lake Allotments.” A 30-day comment period will begin on February 5, 2007 and run through March 7, 2007.
The BLM is proposing to renew the Rice Valley ephemeral sheep grazing lease for a period of ten (10) years under the grazing prescriptions contained in the Northern & Eastern Colorado Desert (NECO) Plan Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan and the associated biological opinion. The BLM is also proposing to convert the Ford Dry Lake ephemeral sheep grazing allotment to a purpose that precludes livestock grazing, also under the grazing prescriptions contained in the NECO plan and the associated biological opinion. These actions affect livestock grazing on two allotments entirely within the Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office.
These complete environmental assessment documents appear on our website at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/palmsprings.html. Public comments may be submitted by mail to: Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, 690 West Garnet, P.O. Box 581260, North Palm Springs, CA 92258 or by email to email@example.com (Palm Springs). All comments must be received or postmarked by Wednesday, February 28, 2007.
California Desert District Office