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For Release:  March 25, 2009      
Contact:  Nora DeDios (661) 391-6067

BLM's Bakersfield Resource Management Plan Revision Socioeconomic Workshops Announced

The Bureau of Land Management's Bakersfield Field Office will host two public workshops in April for local community leaders who want to explore the issue of the changing local economy and its relationship to public lands.

Issues for discussion include, but are not limited to: 1) The socioeconomic profile of local counties based on the Economic Profile System; 2) The current role of public lands in the local economy, including market and non-market values; 3) Visions for the future of the local communities and the role of public lands in this vision.

The workshops will be held at the following locations:

April 15, 2-4:30 p.m., Bakersfield
Bureau of Land Management
3801 Pegasus Drive
Bakersfield, Calif.  93308

April 16, 2-4:30 p.m., Lake Isabella
Lake Isabella Veterans Hall/Senior Center
6405 lake Isabella Blvd.
Lake Isabella, Calif.  93240

For further information on socioeconomic workshops, or the resource management planning process, contact Nora DeDios at (661) 391-6067or  ndedios@ca.blm.gov, Bakersfield Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, Calif. 93308. 


Last updated: 03-26-2009