California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs has joined a growing number of organizations protesting the BLM Hollister Field Office proposed Resource Management Plan (PRMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) Decision. The protest was submitted to the Department of Interior in Washington, DC for review.
The proposed FEIS keeps in place the long-standing closure of the Clear Creek area in spite of questionable science cited in the environmental study.
CA4WDC has cited that the proposed action introduced the concept of adaptive management. The complete discussion of the alternatives does not reflect an “adaptive management” approach to developing the various proposed alternatives.
For this reason, CA4WDC requested that the proposed action be withdrawn, that BLM withhold release of the final decision, and conduct a supplemental analysis to evaluate proper range of management alternatives within the context of “adaptive management”. The long-running “interim” restrictions on access to the CCMA should be immediately rescinded.
Click here to read the Protest of proposed Resource Management Plan (PRMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) Decision submitted by CA4WDC.