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<font color=red>FYI</font color=red>

At the last BLM California Desert District Advisory Council meeting in
Barstow, it was decided that the upcoming meeting would be held in El Centro
- where the major controversy exists. Tim Salt, Desert District BLM
Manager, has decided that the next meeting will be held in Riverside
instead. I'm sure it has nothing to do with the number of off-roaders that
might be in the El Centro area on a typical Saturday during the season.

The next DAC meeting will be held at the <font color=yellow>Holiday Inn Select, located at 3400
Market Street in Riverside on April 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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<font color=yellow>DAC meetings are open to the public.</font color=yellow>

Agenda topics include the following:

* Council discussions and recommendations on the newly designated Santa
Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.

* The Northern and Eastern Colorado Coordinated Management Plan.

* The Northern and Eastern Mojave Plan.

* The development of plan ammendments for the Eastern San Diego and South
Coast resource management plans.

* The lawsuit filed against the BLM by the Center for Biological Diversity,
the Sierra Club, and the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

None of these reports, as far as I can tell, have any type of "recreation
element" that addresses preserving recreation opportunities on public lands.
All of them have provisions to close down recreation if such use can be
shown to be impacting the environment. CONNECT THE DOTS!

Time for general public comment on issues not covered on the agenda is
scheduled at approximately 9:00 a.m. Time will also be available for public
comments during the presentation of agenda items. Written comments are
accepted at the time of the meeting, and if copies are provided to the
recorder, they will be incorporated into the minutes.

<font color=yellow>Paige<font color=yellow>


Well-Known Member
Tony and I went.

All day long meeting - some interesting topics discussed - specifically which race courses will be elimiated from two of the current desert management plans, the Off-Road to Ruin report and what the critical habitat areas that will close currently open areas will be...

Will post more after I review my notes...

<font color=yellow>Paige<font color=yellow>