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California Desert District
Release Date: 07/29/13
Contacts: Stephen Razo, (951) 697-5217    
News Release No. CA-CDD-13-50

Desert Advisory Committee Sets Meeting to Consider Imperial Sand Dunes Fee Proposal

The Bureau of Land Management Desert Advisory Committee (DAC) will meet Saturday, Aug. 17 to consider a fee proposal for the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area.  The Council will meet from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Riverside Marriott Hotel, 3400 Market St., Riverside, CA 92501.  The meeting is open to the public.  However, discussion is limited to BLM staff and committee members.

Persons who wish to bring recreation fee matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee before the meeting.  A public input session will be provided at 2 p.m. during the meeting for individuals who wish to address the DAC. Comments will be limited to three minutes per person.

The DAC is authorized to convene on this matter by the Federal Land Recreation Enhancement Act and an interagency agreement between the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, which states that the agencies may use existing federal resource advisory committees to make recommendations on recreation fees.

Send written comments to Teri Raml, Designated Federal Official for the BLM Desert Advisory Committee, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 94553, or

For further information contact: Stephen Razo, BLM California Desert District, (951) 697-5217 or

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Last updated: 07-29-2013