The BLM to host virtual education sessions on Mojave Trails National Monument land-use planning process


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Needles Field Office

Media Contact:

A desert sunset over a mountain.

NEEDLES, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management is hosting three virtual education sessions about the upcoming resource management plan development process for Mojave Trails National Monument in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The BLM develops resource management plans that serve as blueprints to keep public landscapes healthy and productive. Meetings are scheduled for Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Thursday, April 21 from 9 to 11 a.m.

The meetings are open to the public and held on the Zoom platform. Attendees will learn about the land-use planning process, including an overview of the Presidential Proclamation that established the Monument, share desired participation in the process, and review input received during the BLM’s 2016 Envisioning Sessions.

Zoom virtual meeting tutorials can be viewed here. Participants are invited to join using the Zoom virtual meeting platform or by phone. Zoom meeting schedule, links to join, and dial-in information below:

First session: Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. to noon

Zoom Link:

Phone: 253-215-8782 | Meeting ID: 862 2551 9112


Second session: Tuesday, April 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Zoom Link:

Phone: 669-900-6833 | Meeting ID: 856 4522 4466


Third session: Thursday, April 21, 9 to 11 a.m.

Zoom Link:

Phone: 346-248-7799 | Meeting ID: 882 8539 4264


The Mojave Trails National Monument is a mosaic of rugged mountain ranges, ancient lava flows, and unique sand dunes spanning 1.6 million acres of public land managed by the Needles Field Office. The Monument was designated in 2016 to conserve, protect and restore nationally significant cultural resources. The Monument contains six wilderness areas, historic trading routes, trails followed by Spanish explorers, a transcontinental rail line, some of the best-preserved sites from the World War II-era Desert Training Center and the Nation’s most famous highway, Route 66.

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.