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New Permit Fee Proposed for ISDRA

Post by Jerry Seaver » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:45 pm

ASA ACTION ALERT : New Permit Fee Proposed for ISDRA

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) presented a draft Business Plan (BP) for the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) on October 18th at the CA Desert District OHV Leadership Meeting. The Business Plan calls for an increase in the weekly permit fee from $25 to $40 when purchased off-site. On-site weekly permits are proposed to be $70. The Annual permit fee is proposed at $180. BLM intends to implement the fee increase on September 1, 2013.

The complete ISDRA BP can be viewed at:
http://blm.gov/4qkd.


The proposed public review and comment period has been limited to less than 3 weeks ending at 8:00 a.m. on November 5th.

Bob Mason, ASA President said, "This short public review period is not reasonable and does not comply with the intent and spirit of the public involvement process called for in the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. ASA has informed BLM, in no uncertain terms, that a minimum of 90 days is required to review the BP and gather comments from ASA members and ISDRA visitors."

BLM has provided the following email address to obtain your comments: BLM_CA_ISDRA_Subgroup@blm.gov. Also please send your comments to the ASA at ngilles@asasand.org. We will consider your comments in the preparation of a response to BLM. The BLM will brief the ISDRA Desert Advisory Council Subgroup at a public meeting on October 24th at 9:00 a.m. at the El Centro Field Office. Please plan to attend and provide your comments directly to the BLM.

You may also provide your input at the Desert Advisory Council meeting being held in El Centro, CA on Saturday, December 1st. For more information on location and times, please visit the DAC website at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/dac.html.

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Re: New Permit Fee Proposed for ISDRA

Post by LoBuck » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:21 am

Today at the DAC Sub Group meeting, after a discussion and an approved motion, the BLM agreed to extend the Public Comment period to November 30. Review the Business Plan and submit your comments please.
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Re: New Permit Fee Proposed for ISDRA

Post by LoBuck » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:05 am

A different format to spread the news about the BLM's Draft Business Plan for the ISDRA

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Re: New Permit Fee Proposed for ISDRA

Post by LoBuck » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:26 pm

Joe Duner from the present (2012) meets Joe Duner from 1977. Together they discuss the changes in the Sand Dunes since 1977 and the BLM's Draft Business Plan for the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA).

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