BLM releases Slaughterhouse Canyon mineral sale proposal for public review

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Mining area from above.

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. –The Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office proposes to offer mineral materials below private land for competitive sale and today released a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Environmental Assessment on the proposed Slaughterhouse Canyon Mineral Material sale. The environmental documents are available for a 30-day public review. 

The proposed sale is in response to a request from the surface estate owner, Hanson Aggregates Pacific Southwest LLC, who has operated an aggregate mining and processing facility on adjacent land to the site since the mid-1950s. The Environmental Assessment analyzed the proposed offer, through competitive sale, of mineral materials on a 119-acre site located on public subsurface estate, approximately four miles north of the community of Lakeside, in San Diego County.

“This action is limited to determining whether or not to conduct the competitive mineral sale,” explained Tim Gilloon, Palm Springs-South Coast field manager. “Should the BLM approve the proposed action to conduct the sale, future mining and reclamation plans will be required and analyzed under the National Environmental Policy Act and California Environmental Quality Act.”

The Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Environmental Assessment are available on ePlanning HERE. For further information, contact Regan Watt 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.