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RECREATION ON PUBLIC LANDS

"PERMANENT USER FEES IN THE PIPELINE" (High Country News, 06/10/2002)

Congess pushing for legislation to create single recreation pass for all U.S. public lands, including BLM, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Would replace "fee demo" (Recreation Fee Demonstration) created by Congress in 1996 and extended until 2004. Opponents say fee is a form of double taxation. Supporters say billions of dollars in maintenance backlog and lack of Congressional funding makes this program necessary.
http://www.hcn.org/servlets/hcn.Article?article_id=11275

"SHOOTERS, OHV USERS AWAIT BLM PLAN ON CAMPO SECO LAND" (Calaveras Enterprise, 06/07/2002)
Neighbors complain long-used shooting area on BLM-managed land near Campo Seco is a nuisance and safety hazard. Supporters of shooting area say monitoring and clearly marking shooting area boundaries could address neighbors' complaints. Draft plan will be available for public comment.
http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/archive...-418-news02.txt

"OFF-ROADERS vs. EVERYONE ELSE" (Victorville Daily Press, 06/09/2002)
"You have people with two very different expectations of desert life and they're neighbors," says a BLM off-road coordinator. Serenity?Or wide-open spaces for their off-road vehicles? More than 50 readers contacted newspaper to complain about noise and dust. Riders say inconsiderate riders give them all a bad name and those who ride further from ...
http://www.vvdailypress.com/cgi-bin/newspr...023675045,54302,

"CLEAR CREEK GRANT APPLICATION OPEN HOUSE" (BLM California news release, 06/10/2002)
Open house will be held by BLM Hollister Field Office so interested parties can provide input on the Clear Creek Management Area off-highway vehicle grant request. The Clear Creek Management Area in southern San Benito and western Fresno counties is a popular spot for off-highway vehicle fans.  
http://www.ca.blm.gov/news/2002/06/nr/CCne...HFOmeeting.html

MANAGING THE LAND

"DRAFT BLM PLAN/EIS RELEASED FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT" (BLM California news release, 06/07/2002)

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the Draft California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment for the Coachella Valley, Draft Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains Trails Management Plan, and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for public review and comment.
http://www.ca.blm.gov/news/2002/06/nr/CDDn...ic_comment.html

BLM SCHEDULES PUBLIC MEETINGS TO PREPARE DRAFT EIS FOR SURPRISE CANYON" (BLM California news release, 06/11/2002)
The BLM has scheduled five public scoping meetings to gather public comments and recommendations on the preparation of draft environmental impact statement (EIS) and proposed amendment to the 1980 California Desert Conservation Area Plan that will establish or revise off-highway vehicle route designation for Surprise Canyon, located in the Panamint Mountains in Inyo County.
http://www.ca.blm.gov/news/2002/06/nr/CDDn...g_meetings.html

"REP. BILL THOMAS: SPECIES ACT NEEDS SENSIBLE REFORM" (Bakersfield Californian, 06/06/2002)
Guest editorial urges legislation requiring "independent scientific peer review" befor listing or delisting of any species under the Endangered Species Act. States that current application of law leads to actions that "restrict and deny Americans access to public lands."
http://www.bakersfield.com/opinion/story/1...p-1332384c.html

"REP. HUNTER WEIGHS IN ON DUNES MANAGEMENT PLAN" (Imperial Valley Press, 06/09/2002)
U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter met with BLM Director Kathleen Clarke last week, and gave her letter with three recommendations for BLM's Draft Imperial Sand Dunes management plan. Hunter has been among those critical of the plan.
http://ivpressonline.com/archives/index.in...-604-news10.txt

Related: "Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Recreation Area Management Plan and Amendment to the California Desert Area Plan: Imperial Sand Dune Recreation Area" (BLM California Web pages)
http://www.ca.blm.gov/elcentro/isdra_deis.html

"TESTIMONY OF NINA ROSE HATFIELD ... H.R. 4620, 'AMERICA'S WILDERNESS PROTECTION ACT'" (BLM news release, 06/06/2002)
June 6 testimony by Department of Interior Deputy Assistant Secretary, before House Budget and Finance Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Parks, Recreation and Public Land. "H.R. 4620 seeks to move forward the wilderness debate" and among other things, would set 10-year limit on designations of current "Wilderness Study Areas" or they would be revert to management plans in place before they were designated as WSAs.
http://www.blm.gov/nhp/news/legislative/pa...2/te020606b.htm
 
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