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California Desert District
Release Date: 05/27/10
Contacts: David Briery , 951-697-5220  
  Stephen Razo , 951-697-5217  
News Release No. CA-CDD-10-72

BLM Announces Application Period for El Mirage Subgroup

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) California Desert District Desert Advisory Council (DAC) announces an open application period for membership in its El Mirage subgroup.

Persons interested in serving on the subgroup should meet at least one of the following qualifications pertaining to the El Mirage Cooperative Management Recreation Area located on the western edge of San Bernardino County near the LA County line: be a user, stakeholder, reside in a neighboring community, or qualify by virtue of knowledge of or experience with the El Mirage Recreation Area.

Particular expertise desired of subgroup members includes experience with California off-highway vehicle (OHV) interests, Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) interests, non-motorized El Mirage recreation interest (land sailing, kite buggy, model airplanes, etc.), local government, commercial filming, membership in Friends of El Mirage, biological or natural history scientific expertise, or residence in a neighboring community.

All members of the DAC El Mirage subgroup serve three-year terms without salary and meet at least three times per year.  Only members of subgroups who are also members of the DAC may be reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses when on subgroup business.  All members of the subgroup will be required to disclose any direct or indirect interest in leases, licenses, permits, contracts, or claims that involve lands or resources administered by the BLM, or in any litigation related thereto.  No subgroup member will participate in any matter in which the member has a direct interest.  Selection and appointment of subgroup members is by the DAC with the concurrence of the designated federal official.

Persons wishing to apply for consideration as a member of the El Mirage subgroup of the DAC should submit their application to Roxie Trost, BLM Barstow Field Office manager, no later than June 15, 2010. The application is available on the following web link: or by special request at (760) 252-6000.  Details about the subgroup structure are available at

For further information, please contact the Barstow Field Office at: 760-252-6000.


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Last updated: 05-27-2010