BLM California Desert District to host Advisory Council meeting in December


Bureau of Land Management

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PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management will host an in-person public meeting of the BLM California Desert District Advisory Council on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at The Embassy Suites by Hilton Palm Desert at 74-700 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA. The meeting is open to the public with a public comment period scheduled at 1:45 p.m. The BLM will also host a field tour on Friday, Dec. 8 and visit Sand to Snow National Monument, including the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve and Mission Creek Preserve; and Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, including the visitor center and Art Smith Trailhead.

The Desert Advisory Council meeting will include a presentation on the BLM’s new recreation strategy, a presentation on the history of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, status updates on renewable energy projects in the Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, and a presentation on Sand to Snow National Monument planning. The five Field Offices and Fire Program will also report on their activities.   

The meeting will include a virtual option via Zoom. Meeting participants must register in advance to attend at: 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 and 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.

Members of the public are welcome on the field tour, but must provide their own transportation, meals, and water. To attend the field tour, please RSVP by Dec. 1 to

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.

To review the agenda for the DAC meeting, please visit the BLM website here, or review the field tour itinerary here. For questions regarding the Desert Advisory Council meeting, contact California Desert District Public Affairs Officer Kate Miyamoto, at 760-883-8528, or by email at

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.