BLM California Desert District to Host Virtual Advisory Council Meeting in April

California Desert DO
Media Contact
DAC members at the December 2023 meeting in Palm Springs. Photo by Kate Miyamoto, BLM.

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management will host a virtual public meeting of the BLM California Desert District Advisory Council on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. The meeting is open to the public with a public comment period scheduled at 9:30 a.m.

The Desert Advisory Council meeting will include presentations on the Salton Sea restoration projects, geothermal permitting process, proposed reconfiguration at Osborne Overlook and ghost camping in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, and projects completed on California Desert National Conservation Lands designated in 2016. The five field offices and fire program will also report on their activities.   

The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Meeting participants must register in advance. Upon registering, participants will receive an email including the meeting link and dial-in numbers. The public will have the opportunity to address the Desert Advisory Council during the public comment period; time for individual comments may be limited due to the number of persons wishing to speak. Written comments may also be emailed in advance of the meeting to and will be recorded in the meeting minutes.

Advisory councils, such as the Desert Advisory Council, provide advice and recommendations for BLM consideration on resource and land-management issues within the agency. These citizen-based councils consist of 10 to 15 members from diverse interests in local communities who assist in the development of committee recommendations that address public land management issues. The agenda for the meeting is posted on the DAC website.