News Release

For Release:  September 12, 2007                                                      
Contact:  Stephen Razo 951-697-5217; email: srazo@ca.blm.gov
CA-CDD-07-47

BLM Desert Advisory Council to Meet in Needles

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) California Desert District Advisory Council will participate in a field tour of BLM-administered public lands on Friday, September 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and meet in formal session on Saturday, September 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the BLM Needles Field Office located at 1303 S. Highway 95, Needles, CA.
 
The council and interested members of the public will depart for the field tour from the lobby of the Avi Resort and Casino, 10000 Aha Macav Parkway, Laughlin, NV at 8:30 a.m. The public is welcome to participate in the tour, but should plan on providing their own transportation, drinks, and lunch.

Agenda topics for the formal session on Saturday will include updates by council members and reports from the BLM district manager and five field office managers. Additional agenda topics are being developed. Once finalized, the field tour and meeting agendas will be published in a news release prior to the meeting and posted on the BLM California state website at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/resource_advisory/desert_district_advisory_council.html

All Desert District Advisory Council meetings are open to the public. Times for public comment are scheduled at the beginning and end of the meeting, and may be made available by the council chairman during the presentation of various agenda items.
 
While the Saturday meeting is tentatively scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the meeting could conclude prior to 4:00 p.m. should the council conclude its presentations and discussions. Therefore, members of the public interested in a particular agenda item or discussion should schedule their arrival accordingly.
 
Written comments may be filed in advance of the meeting for the California Desert District Advisory Council, c/o Bureau of Land Management, External Affairs, 22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, California 92553. Written comments also are accepted at the time of the meeting and, if copies are provided to the recorder, will be incorporated into the minutes.
 
For more information regarding the California Desert District Advisory Council meeting, contact Stephen Razo, BLM California Desert District Public Affairs at (951) 697-5217.

-BLM-

California Desert District Office – 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553- (951) 697-5217