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Jukebox Mark

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Here is a link to the online maps:

If you zoom in close enough to identify the individual routes identified with a code (for example EP132) you can actually access an electronic comment form designed to take comments on that specific route. I’m not a real tech-savvy person, but if I can help answer a related question for anyone here, I’ll try. I was one of the 15 citizen volunteers that spent 14 months helping the BLM identify routes for this plan, as well as helping other citizens get their concerns inputted into the final document we delivered to the BLM. Most of that input was incorporated into Alternative 4.

Perhaps what we hold most in awe about nature is its majestic indifference to humanity.- Mark Algazy 
Sam D.

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The Bureau of Land Management has made available for public review a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and draft Land Use Plan Amendment that aim to manage dispersed recreation visitation over an extensive area in the Mojave Desert. The draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement evaluates existing routes in the planning area and proposes a comprehensive route network that balances access with the protection of sensitive resources. Today’s announcement commences a 90-day public comment period.

The draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the West Mojave Route Network Project addresses proposed solutions for adaptive and responsible travel management planning and recreational use- including off-highway vehicle access- within the West Mojave planning area. A major component of the draft supplemental environmental analysis includes a complete inventory of travel routes within the Western Mojave planning area. Through this inventory, the BLM, in coordination with the public, has developed the most accurate and comprehensive route inventory of the planning area to date, providing a new baseline for BLM management of travel within the planning area. The draft supplemental environmental analysis also analyzes impacts from livestock grazing and sets parameters for grazing within the planning area.

The BLM invites members of the public to attend open houses from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

  • April 17 - Victorville - Hilton Garden Inn, 12603 Mariposa Rd, Victorville, CA 92395
  • April 18 - Ridgecrest - Kerr McGee Center, 100 W. California Ave. Ridgecrest, CA 93555
  • April 24 - Lone Pine - Statham Hall (Lone Pine Senior Center), 138 N. Jackson St., Lone Pine, CA 93545
  • April 25 - Joshua Tree - Joshua Tree Community Center,  6171 Sunburst St, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Public comments may be submitted by email to; or by fax with Attn: WMRNP Plan Amendment to 951-697-5299; or by mail to Bureau of Land Management, California Desert District, Attn: WMRNP Plan Amendment, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553.  The Draft Land Use Plan Amendment/Draft SEIS can be viewed at:


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