The next field trip and meeting of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) California Desert Advisory Council (DAC) will be held Feb. 8 and 9 in Barstow. The council will participate in a field tour of nearby BLM-managed public lands on Friday, Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and meet in formal session on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 2710 Lenwood Rd., Barstow, CA 92311.
Field trip details will be posted on the DAC web page, http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/dac.html, when finalized.
Agenda topics for the Saturday meeting will include a focus on renewable energy, including the proposed Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, as well as updates by council members, the BLM California Desert District manager, five field office managers, and council subgroups. Final agenda items will be posted on the DAC web page listed above.
All DAC meetings are open to the public. The public will be invited to comment at the beginning of the meeting Saturday morning, during the presentations at the discretion of the DAC chair, and at the end of the meeting. While the meeting is tentatively scheduled to conclude at 4:30 p.m., it could wrap up earlier should the council conclude its presentations and discussions.
Written comments may be filed in advance of the meeting and should be addressed to the Desert Advisory Council, c/o Bureau of Land Management, External Affairs, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553. Written comments also are accepted at the time of the meeting and, if copies are provided to the recorder, will be incorporated into the minutes.