U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|California Desert District|
West Mojave Route Network Project
Desert Advisory Council Subgroup
What is it?
The Bureau of Land Management is currently reviewing and approving route network and travel management plans to implement the West Mojave Plan. The West Mojave Route Network Project Subgroup (WRNPS) is charged with providing input to the BLM regarding route-specific and network issues pertinent to the West Mojave Planning Area in a timely manner for BLM to consider during this review. The WRNPS is operating under the authority of the California Desert District Desert Advisory Council (DAC). This subgroup was approved in December 2011, to efficiently leverage existing public knowledge of this area’s routes and associated resource values, and to provide an effective mechanism for sharing this knowledge and providing it to BLM for consideration. This Subgroup was formed to comply with federal regulations and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), which governs such arrangements.
Members of the Subgroup apply to the District Manager for consideration, who then makes selections and submits them to the DAC for review and approval. Those selected must provide expertise in:
The group will consist of 9 members, with at least one member from the DAC. Dinah Shumway was approved as the primary DAC representative for this Subgroup at the December 2011 DAC meeting.
When is it?
Monthly or more frequent project meetings will be held through April 2013. Upon completing its report for BLM in April of 2013, the WRNPS will be terminated. Public participation at these Subgroup meetings is encouraged. The West Mojave network and all travel management implementation plans must be analyzed, circulated for public feedback, and approved by BLM no later than March 31, 2014, to comply with an existing court remand.
Any comments related to a specific route can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The comments should include a map at appropriate scale (USGS quadrangle, West Mojave FEIS or TMA posted maps, or similar scale), specific location (Latitude/Longitude, UTM or Township, Range and Section Number), and the current route name or number, if known. Please also include helpful pictures that clarify or support your comment.