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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
California Desert District
 
Release Date: 07/25/11
Contacts: Stephen Razo, 951-697-5217    
  Email srazo@ca.blm.gov    
News Release No. CA-CDD-11-55

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Grazing Allotment in Inyo County


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment on a proposal to issue a 10 year term permit on the Lacey-Cactus-McCloud (L-C-M) Allotment to authorize livestock grazing. The L-C-M Allotment is located east of Olancha in Inyo County. U.S. Route 190 borders the allotment on its north side and the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Center borders the allotment on the southern and eastern side.

In accordance with the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan, as amended by the West Mojave Plan (WMP) amendment, BLM is proposing specific permit terms and conditions to ensure that an appropriate multiple use balance is maintained on the allotment, while providing for conservation in accordance with the WMP and the associated biological opinion. 

The Environmental Assessment (EA) is tiered to the WMP Final Environmental Impact Statement from January 2006 and provides the site-specific analysis on the allotment level. The EA analyzes the range of alternatives for grazing consistent with the WMP including a proposed action and continuation of current management (No Action).

The public is invited to review the allotment EA which is available online at: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ridgecrest.html. The 30 day comment period will conclude on August 22, 2011. Comments may be emailed to: stfitton@blm.gov or mailed to: Sam Fitton, Ridgecrest Field Office, 300 S. Richmond Rd, Ridgecrest, Calif. 93555

For further information contact: Sam Fitton (760) 384-5400




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Last updated: 07-25-2011