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California Desert District
Release Date: 11/10/11
Contacts: Stephen Razo , 951-697-5217 ,
News Release No. CDD-12-11

BLM Extends Application Period for Dunes Subgroup

Due to public interest, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) California Desert District Desert Advisory Council (DAC) announces an extended application period for membership on its Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) subgroup.  Applications for nomination to the subgroup will be accepted up to December 9, 2011. There are currently three vacancies on the nine member subgroup. 

Persons interested in serving on the subgroup should meet at least one of the following qualifications pertaining to the ISDRA in eastern Imperial County:  be a user or stakeholder, reside in a neighboring community, have knowledge of or experience with the ISDRA.  Particular expertise desired of subgroup members includes experience with California off-highway vehicle (OHV) interests, Nevada OHV interests, local government, commercial filming, biological or natural history scientific expertise, or residence in a neighboring community.

All members of the DAC ISDRA subgroup serve three-year terms without salary and meet at least three times per year. Only members of subgroups who are also members of the DAC may be reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses when on subgroup business.  All members of the subgroup will be required to disclose any direct or indirect interest in leases, licenses, permits, contracts, or claims that involve lands or resources administered by the BLM, or in any litigation related thereto. No subgroup member will participate in any matter in which the member has a direct interest. Selection and appointment of subgroup members is by the DAC with the concurrence of BLM’s designated federal official.

Persons wishing to apply for consideration as a member of the ISDRA subgroup should submit their application to Margaret Goodro, BLM El Centro Field Office manager, no later than December 9, 2011.  Information about the DAC ISDRA subgroup and a copy of an application is available at: 

For further information contact the El Centro Field Office at: 760-337-4400


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Last updated: 11-10-2011