BLM calls for public input for routes of travel in Imperial County

April 28, 2002|By LAURA MITCHELL, Staff Writer

Routes of travel on public lands in western parts of Imperial County are in the process of being changed and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management wants to get input from the public.

The changes are needed in part by the listing of the peninsular bighorn sheep as an endangered species and the proposed listing of the flat-tailed

horned lizard as a threatened species.

About 1,900 miles of routes within 475,000 acres, including the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicle Recreation area are critical habitat for the peninsular bighorn sheep and flat-tailed horned lizard, according to the BLM.

Routes of travel in eastern San Diego County will be part of a separate review process.

The BLM scheduled two meetings to get public input: Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. in the El Centro City Council chambers at 1275 Main St. and at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley at 901 Camino Del Rio South from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.


The BLM will accept written comments until May 17.

For more information, contact the BLM El Centro field office at 337-4400.

>> Staff Writer Laura Mitchell can be reached at 337-3452 or

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