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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Central California District
 
Release Date: 07/21/11
Contacts: Heather Swartz , 760-873-2561  
News Release No. CA-CC-11-74

BLM Hosts Bodie Hills Vegetation Restoration Public Field Trip


The Bureau of Land Management’s Bishop Field Office will host a public field trip to view vegetation conditions proposed for treatment in the Bodie Hills Upland Vegetation Restoration Project and clarify the treatment methods.

The field trip is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 1, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Bridgeport Ranger Station on Highway 395 in Bridgeport. The BLM will provide two 4x4 trucks with room for up to four participants. Any additional private vehicles going on the trip should be high clearance, 4x4 capable. Participants should come prepared for a day outdoors with water, food and sun protection. There may be some walking over rough ground.

The Bodie Hills Upland Vegetation Restoration Project proposal is a set of treatments targeting specific vegetation conditions across the Bodie Hills designed to protect and enhance the ecological condition of the area.

The BLM is currently working on an Environmental Assessment for the project. The Aug. 1 field trip is not designed to collect additional comments on the project, but to clarify the proposed action and answer questions for those who have commented on the proposal or participated in the public process that led to it. There will be additional opportunities to comment when the EA is completed and released to the public.

The project proposal is posted on the Bishop BLM web site (http://www.blm.gov/ca/bishop.html). If you have additional questions, please contact Heather Swartz, Interagency Vegetation Management Project leader, at (760) 873-2561 or by email at heswartz@fs.fed.us.




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Last updated: 07-26-2011