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Central California District
Release Date: 06/02/11
Contacts: David Christy , (916) 941-3146  
News Release No. CC-11-60

Carrizo Advisory Committee Plans June Meeting

The Bureau of Land Management’s Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Committee will meet June 25 at the Carrisa Elementary School to discuss management planning for the monument.

The school is located approximately two miles northwest of Soda Lake Road on Highway 58. The public meeting will run from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. There will be a public comment period from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Lunch will be available for $8 or you may bring a sack lunch.

“At this meeting, monument staff will present updated information on implementation of the Carrizo Plain National Monument Resource Management Plan and the Environmental Impact Statement,” said Johna Hurl, BLM monument manager.

The record of Decision for the plan was signed in April 2010, and BLM is preparing the subsequent documents to implement the plan.

The nine-member committee advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of public land issues associated with the public land management in the Carrizo Plain National Monument in Central California.  The public may present written or verbal comments.  Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and the time available, the time allotted for individual oral comments may be limited.  Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations should contact BLM as indicated below.

Committee members are: Dale Kuhnle, Carrisa Plains; Neil Havlik, PhD (Chairman), San Luis Obispo; Ellen Cypher, PhD, Bakersfield; Michael Khus-Zarate, Fresno; Raymond Watson, Bakersfield; Jim Patterson, Atascadero; Carl Twisselman, McKittrick; Raymond Hatch, Taft; Robert Pavlik, San Luis Obispo; Alice Bond, San Francisco.

For more information, contact Hurl at the BLM Bakersfield Field Office, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, Calif. 93308, telephone (661) 391-6093, e-mail or go to website


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Last updated: 06-02-2011