BLM seeks public comment on environmental assessment to increase game guzzlers on public lands


Bureau of Land Management

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PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is partnering with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to repair and increase the storage capacity of small game guzzlers on BLM-managed public lands in various mountain ranges and washes near the city of Blythe. The proposed project would provide permanent, reliable water sources for large game species at five existing guzzler locations.

CDFW received a $190,000 grant from the Wildlife Conservation Board and is proposing to upgrade the five small game guzzlers, which would make them available for larger game species. This activity would involve replacing the existing small game guzzler tanks with a slightly larger guzzler tank. The proposed project also includes repairing the existing concrete aprons to ensure water can be collected and funneled into the guzzlers when it rains. Apron footprints will not be expanded. 

The public is invited to comment on the environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed upgrades and modifications of the game guzzlers. The 30-day public comment period will close on Sept. 9, 2020. For more information on the project and to review the EA, visit:

Substantive public comments may be emailed to the project manager Kayla Brown at or by mail to Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Kayla Brown, 22835 Calle San de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553. Before including an address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in a comment, members of the public should be aware the entire comment, including personal identifying information, could be made publicly available at any time. While the public may ask the BLM to withhold personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee it will be able to do so.

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.

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