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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
California Desert District
 
Release Date: 06/25/09
Contacts: David Briery , 951-697-5220 , dbriery@ca.blm.gov
News Release No. CA-CDD-09-50

Whitewater Canyon Closures in Effect for Duration of Wildfire Season


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has temporarily closed more than 4,000 acres of public land in Whitewater Canyon to help protect its valued landscape from potential wildfires. 

The Wildlands Conservancy Preserve remains open and can be accessed via Whitewater Canyon Road.  All other travel on Whitewater Canyon Road is prohibited, including river access. 

For specific exemptions, please refer to the detailed letter and map available on BLM’s Palm Springs/South Coast Field Office website and click on Whitewater Canyon Fire-Closure – 2009.  For other questions, please call the Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, (760) 251-4800.

The closure will remain in effect for the remainder of the wildfire season.


 




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Last updated: 06-26-2009