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For Release:  March 2, 2007                                                      
Contact:  Stephen Razo 951-697-5217, Email:  srazo@ca.blm.gov

Eastern San Diego Draft Resource Management Plan Available for Review

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Eastern San Diego County Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for public review and comment.

The draft RMP/EIS addresses public lands managed by the BLM’s El Centro Field Office in the eastern portion of San Diego County, CA. These public lands cover about 100,000 acres, spanning a portion of the eastern escarpment of Southern California’s Peninsular Ranges.  The area is adjacent to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the Cleveland National Forest, several Indian reservations, and the U.S.-Mexico border.  When completed, the RMP will provide future management guidance for use and protection of the resources in this area.   

The public assisted BLM in identifying key land use issues in this area through a formal scoping process conducted in 2004.  The draft RMP/EIS analyzes the environmental impacts of these and other land use issues, and a wide range of management alternatives.

To assure all comments are considered, BLM must receive written comments on the draft RMP/EIS by May 31. Public meetings or hearings and any other public involvement activities will be announced at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media news releases, and mailings.  Comments may be submitted at public meetings or by any of the following methods: 1) Fax: (760) 337-4490; 2) Mail: 1661 So. 4th St., El Centro, CA  92243; or 3) Email: caesdrmp@ca.blm.gov

Paper and digital (compact disk) copies of the draft RMP/EIS are available at the El Centro Field Office at the above address and at the California BLM State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA  95825.  The document is also available online at www.ca.blm.gov/elcentro.

For further information, contact Erin Dreyfuss, BLM El Centro Field Office, (760) 337-4436.


California Desert District Office
22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos
Moreno Valley, California - (951) 697-5217 

Last updated: 01-18-2008