BLM proposes Slaughterhouse Canyon Mineral Sale

Release of the Environmental Assessment begins 30-day public comment period

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PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office proposes to offer mineral materials for competitive sale. The subsurface 119-acre site is located approximately four miles north of the community of Lakeside in San Diego County. 

“California’s public lands provide opportunities for the development and production of mineral resources,” said Tim Gilloon, BLM Palm Springs-South Coast Field Manager. “Today’s release of the draft Environmental Assessment on the Slaughterhouse Canyon Mineral Material Sale begins a 30-day public comment period closing on July 6 and provides an opportunity for meaningful public input.” 

Successful bidders would be required to submit detailed mining plans to BLM for approval. Additional environmental review would be conducted to analyze the site-specific impacts described in the plans.

The draft Environmental Assessment is available on ePlanning at The public is encouraged to provide comments through ePlanning or by email to Brandon Anderson at All written comments received will be considered and evaluated prior to issuing a final decision. 

For guidance on providing substantive comments and information on the National Environmental Policy Act, please see A Citizens Guide to NEPA – Having Your Voice Heard.

Before including an address, phone number, email address, or any other personal information in a comment, please be advised the entire comment, including the personally identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While individuals may request personal information be withheld from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee the information will not be released. 

For information, contact Brandon Anderson at (951) 697-5215, or by email at

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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. 

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