News Release

For Release:  January 22, 2009      
Contact: David Christy (916) 985-4474
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BLM's Bakersfield office plans travel management workshops

The Bureau of Land Management's Bakersfield Field Office will host two public workshops in February to discuss travel management for the BLM's Bakersfield Resource Management Plan. The workshops will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

Lake Isabella - February 25, Lake Isabella Moose Lodge, 6732 Lake Isabella Blvd.

Taft - February 26, Taft Union High School, 701 7th St.

"We're asking the public to comment on the route inventory, to ensure it is an accurate representation of all routes on the ground within the planning area." said Peter DeWitt, BLM recreation planner. "Comments on specific routes are encouraged and identification of anything missing is vital to getting a complete inventory for the route designation process."

Route inventory maps will be available for the public to review at the meetings. After a short presentation about the travel management process, the public will be given time to study these maps and provide written comments. BLM staff will be on hand to help interpret the maps. BLM also will accept written comments by mail to allow interested parties more time to look over the inventory maps. All written comments on the route inventory will need to be received by March 13 to be incorporated into the comment database.
 
For further information on travel management within the Bakersfield Field Office and the public workshops, or the resource management planning process, contact DeWitt at (661) 391-6120 peter_dewitt@ca.blm.gov at Bakersfield Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, Calif. 93308. 

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Bakersfield Field Office, 3801 Pegusus Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308