California Desert District Advisory Council to hold virtual meeting


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

California Desert District Office

Media Contact:

Michelle Van Der Linden
Desert Tortoise in the Mojave Desert

Palm Springs, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management California Desert District Desert Advisory Council (DAC) will hold a virtual Zoom meeting on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., demonstrating partnerships and public input are necessary for managing sustainable, working public lands.

Meeting agenda topics include Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan implementation, updates on desert tortoise and public land filming permits, a recap of the of recreation season, overviews from the district and field offices, as well as from fire and fuels operations.  The final meeting agenda can be found on the DAC webpage or by clicking here.

The meeting is open to the public and participants must register beforehand by clicking on this link. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with instructions, a link to join the meeting and phone numbers for those unable to join online. Zoom virtual meeting tutorials can be viewed online.

The public will be given an opportunity to address DAC members regarding agenda and non-agenda items during the public comment period scheduled at 3:15 p.m. Time for individual public comments may be limited due to the number of individuals wishing to speak. Written statements to address the DAC may also be mailed prior to the meeting to the BLM California Desert District Office, 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Attention: Michelle Van Der Linden/DAC meeting comments.

The August meeting is the first of two planned for 2021. Following the virtual meeting on Aug. 7, an in-person, two-day meeting/field tour is planned for Oct. 1 and 2. In the event CDC Covid guidelines have not been reduced by the October meeting, the field tour will be cancelled and the meeting will be held virtually.

To learn more about the upcoming meetings, contact BLM California District Public Affairs Officer Michelle Van Der Linden 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.

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