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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
California Desert District
 
Release Date: 11/26/12
Contacts: David Briery , (951) 697-5220 or  
  Stephen Razo , (951) 697-5217  
News Release No. CDD-13-16

BLM to Lift Whitewater Canyon Closure


The Bureau of Land Management is lifting the closure of more than 4,000 acres of public land in Whitewater Canyon effective Monday, Dec. 3.  The closure has been in effect to help protect the canyon’s valued landscape from potential wildfires. 

The Whitewater Preserve operated by the Wildlands Conservancy has remained open, however, and can be accessed via Whitewater Canyon Road.  Residents, owners, lessees, and Pacific Crest Trail hikers have been exempted as long as they are in compliance with all other applicable fire restrictions and orders.  All other travel on Whitewater Canyon Road is prohibited, including river access until Dec. 3. 

For further information, please call the Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, (760) 833-7100.




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Last updated: 11-26-2012