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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Central California District
 
Release Date: 03/09/11
Contacts: David Christy , (916) 941-3146  
News Release No. CC-11-33

BLM Plans Public Meeting on Proposed Clear Creek Mineral Entry Withdrawal


The Bureau of Land Management will hold a public meeting April 12 at 6 p.m. at the Bureau of Land Management Hollister Field Office concerning a proposed withdrawal from mineral entry for Clear Creek Management Area.

“At this meeting, the focus will be on explaining the process of withdrawing public land from location and entry under the United States mining laws,” said Rick Cooper, BLM Hollister Field Office manager.

A Federal Register Notice was published August 3, 2010, temporarily segregating approximately 28,953 acres of public land within the Clear Creek Management Area from location and entry under the United States mining laws for up to two years while various studies and analyses are made to support a final decision on the withdrawal application. The Secretary of the Interior proposes to withdraw the lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws for a period of 20 years.

For more information on the meeting, contact Realty Specialist Christine Sloand, Bureau of Land Management Hollister Field Office, 20 Hamilton Court, Hollister, Calif.  95023.  Telephone (831) 630-5022 or e-mail christine_sloand@blm.gov.
 
BLM manages approximately 63,000 acres of public lands in the Clear Creek Management Area.  The area has been used extensively for off-highway vehicle recreation for many years as well as for other recreational uses such as hunting and rock hounding. The lands include a variety of landforms including the Serpentine Area of Critical Environmental Concern, the San Benito Mountain Research Natural Area, and three major watersheds, the Pajaro, the Arroyo Pasajaro and Silver Creek.




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