The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has asked the county Planning Department to serve as co-lead agency on a proposed amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan.
The request includes asking the Planning Department to serve as co-lead agency for an environmental impact study on the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area.
According to county documents, the bureau's management plan for the recreation area has been in place since 1987 and is outdated. The plan needs to be updated to include the federal listing of Pierson's milk-vetch as a threatened species, designation of the North Algodones Dunes as wilderness and changes in visitor use.
The Planning Department will ask the county Board of Supervisors for direction on the bureau's request at the board's meeting Tuesday.