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California Desert District
Release Date: 09/25/12
Contacts: David Briery, (951) 697-5220 or    
  Stephen Razo, (951) 697-5217    
News Release No. CDD-12-74

BLM Schedules Collaborative Workshops for the El Paso and Ridgecrest Travel Management Subregions

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has scheduled four public workshops for the El Paso and Ridgecrest travel management subregions within the West Mojave Planning Area.

Area residents and interested members of the public are encouraged to attend. The BLM will solicit public input relative to local area knowledge, issues and opportunities, including changes to route access for motorized and non-motorized travel and also input on effects on all forms of recreational use.

            Ridgecrest workshops:
                        Carriage Inn, 901 N. China Lake Blvd., Ridgecrest CA
                                    * Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 - 9 p.m.         
                                    * Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.       
            Bakersfield workshop:
                        BLM Field Office, 3801 Pegasus Dr., Bakersfield CA
                                    * Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6 – 9 p.m.
            Jawbone workshop:
                        Jawbone Station Visitors Center, Hwy 14 at Jawbone Canyon Rd, Cantil, CA 
                                    * Thursday, Nov. 15, 6 – 9 p.m.

The West Mojave (WEMO) Management Plan established these subregions as the El Paso Collaborative Access Planning Area (El Paso CAPA) in 2005. The management plan stated that a motorized vehicle access network would be designed for the El Paso CAPA through the collaboration of the BLM with local jurisdictions (including the City of Ridgecrest and Kern County) and the general public.

“We are committed to a collaborative process and outcome,” states Robert Pawelek, Acting Ridgecrest Field Office Manager. “These scheduled work sessions will enable affected communities and publics to provide local knowledge and concerns that will facilitate a collaborative solution to routes in this area.”

For more information please contact: Craig Beck, BLM Recreation, Wilderness, & Operations Branch Chief, Ridgecrest Field Office, 300 S. Richmond Rd., Ridgecrest, CA 93555, at (760) 384-5440 or Additional information is also posted at the West Mojave Amendment Website at:


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Last updated: 09-25-2012