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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Central California District
 
Release Date: 11/14/11
Contacts: David Christy , 916-941-3146  
News Release No. CA-CC-12-13

Email Address Change for BLM Bakersfield Field Office Draft Management Plan Comments


Due to a change in the Bureau of Land Management’s email system, comments on the Draft Bakersfield Resource Management Plan submitted by email must be sent to cacalrmp@blm.gov.

Some earlier information material also included an email box ending in ca.blm.gov – that address no longer works.

The Draft Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement covers lands (excluding Carrizo Plain National Monument) managed by BLM’s Bakersfield Field Office, which includes lands in eight counties in central California: Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Kings, Tulare, Madera, eastern Fresno and western Kern.

The Draft RMP/EIS establishes goals, objectives and management actions for approximately 404,000 acres of BLM-administered public land and 1.2 million acres of federal mineral estate. It also documents the analysis of the environmental impacts of many land management issues, including, recreation, special status species and energy development.

Copies of the Draft RMP/EIS are available upon request from the Field Manager, Bakersfield Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308 or via the internet at http://www.ca.blm.gov/bakersfield.

The Draft RMP/EIS can also be reviewed at the BLM California State Office at 2800 Cottage Way, Suite W 1834, Sacramento and at the following public libraries: Bakersfield Beale Memorial Library, Fresno County Public Library, Kern River Valley Branch Library, Taft Branch Library, Three Rivers Library, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, Santa Barbara Public Library and Ventura County Library. 

The public is invited to submit comments on the Draft RMP/EIS prior to Dec. 9, 2011, by email to: cacalrmp@blm.gov or by mail to:  Bakersfield RMP, Bureau of Land Management, 3801 Pegasus Dr, Bakersfield, Calif. 93308.

“We look forward to the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with the public on how to manage our public lands for years to come,” Bakersfield Field Manager Tim Smith said. “When completed, the RMP will provide broad guidance for management of public lands for the next 20 years.”

Central California is seeing a boom in population growth and energy development.  In addition, it has one of the nation’s greatest concentrations of federally threatened and endangered plant and animal species.  The plan revision will address the competing demands for public lands, such as protection for special status plants and animals, the availability and management of public lands for energy development and livestock grazing, fire management and fuels reduction, recreation management and more.

Additional information is available from the Bakersfield Field Office, (661) 391-6022, or by contacting BLM Public Affairs Officer David Christy at (916) 985-4474.




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Last updated: 11-14-2011