September 23, 2008
County of San Bernardino v. United States, C-06-1179 VAP (C.D. Cal).
In October 2006, the County of San Bernardino filed a quiet title action in Federal District Court asserting R.S.2477 claims for fourteen roads. Four of the claimed roads form part of the boundary of the Mojave National Preserve and fall under the administrative jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The remaining ten roads are under the administrative jurisdiction of the National Park Service (NPS).
The BLM has reviewed information it received from the County with respect to its R.S. 2477 claims; it also has information of its own. The BLM seeks information from the public in order to further evaluate the merits of the County’s claims.
A copy of the complaint is linked to this public notice:
Should you have any documents that would assist in the BLM’s evaluation of these claims related to Goff’s, Nipton, Halloran Summit, or Halloran Springs roads, the four roads under the administrative jurisdiction of the BLM, please forward these documents no later than October 15, 2008 to: Bureau of Land Management, California Desert District Office, 22835 Calle San Juan de los Lagos, Moreno Valley, California 92553, Attention: Alan Stein.
BLM intends to review any additional information before it reaches a determination as to the validity of the County’s R.S. 2477 claims for these four roads.