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California Desert District
Release Date: 08/02/11
Contacts: David Briery , 951-697-5220  
  Stephen Razo , 951-697-5217  
News Release No. CA-CDD-11-63

BLM Seeks Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Subgroup Members; Sets Next Meeting

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking nominations for three positions in its Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) Subgroup. The three positions include a representative from the local community, one member representing California Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) interests, and one member representing Arizona OHV interests.  Persons interested in serving on the subgroup should have expertise in the ISDRA, which is in southeast Imperial County, Calif.

The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires input from the subgroup to be presented directly to the California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) for deliberation and consideration.  The DAC, chartered by the Secretary of the Interior, serves in an advisory capacity concerning the planning and management of public land resources with the BLM California Desert District.

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 related litigation.  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.

The subgroup meets at least three times per year, once before the recreation season, once during the season, and once after the season.  The next meeting will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the El Centro Field Office, 1661 S. 4th St., El Centro, CA 92443.  Other meetings may be called as required.  All meetings are open to the public. 
Persons wishing to apply for consideration as a member of the subgroup should submit their application to Margaret Goodro, BLM El Centro Field Office manager, no later than Sept. 30, 2011.  The application and detailed information about the subgroup, including dates and locations of scheduled meetings are available on the subgroup’s website:


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Last updated: 08-02-2011