BLM seeks public input on remediation actions at Calico Early Man Site

Environmental document released for 30-day comment period

Image of a gate and sign in the Mojave desert.

BARSTOW, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management, Barstow Field Office, is seeking public input on the environmental analysis for proposed remediation actions at the Calico Early Man Site located 15 miles northeast of Barstow, California within San Bernardino County.  

The BLM proposes to remediate the remnant archaeological excavation and study features of the site as they pose a significant threat to on-site public safety. The method of remediation (e.g., installation of cupolas/air gates, backfilling, removal, etc.) for each of the features depends on both the historic significance of that feature and its potential threat to human health and safety. Once the public safety issues are remediated, the site would be re-opened to the public for self guided tours; the location has been closed since 2017.  

Release of the environmental assessment begins a 30-day comment period. Substantive comments must be received by August 2, 2021. Members of the public may submit comments via ePlanning at or by fax at 760-252-6098 or by mail at Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311.

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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Michelle Van Der Linden