U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
For Release: March 27, 2008
BLM, Partners Accepting Comments on Ma-le'l Dunes Initial Study/Environmental Assessment
Those interested in management of the Ma-le’l Dunes area of the Samoa Peninsula have the opportunity to comment on an initial study/environmental assessment (IS/EA) recently released by the Bureau of Land Management, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and State Coastal Conservancy. It contains revisions made after public comments were received on the initial release of the document last year. The document addresses public access improvements and environmental impacts to the area.
Comments should be sent to the State Coastal Conservancy via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, via fax to Su Corbaley at 510-286-0470, or by mail to State Coastal Conservancy, 1330 Broadway, 13th Floor, Oakland, CA 94618, attention Su Corbaley.
The BLM-managed southern portion of the Ma-le’l Dunes CMA (Ma-le’l South) is open to the public for hiking, wildlife viewing, photography, horseback riding and dog walking. The northern area of the CMA (Ma-le’l North) is managed by the USFWS and comprises the Ma-le’l Dunes Unit of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
The public access plan proposes opening Ma-le’l North to the public for a variety of activities including hiking, wildlife observation, photography and environmental education (no dog walking or horseback riding). Following the approval of the public access plan and environmental review documents, access improvements will be implemented.
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