|Public Meeting - Notice of Proposed Withdrawal
|Jan 18, 2017
UC Riverside Palm Desert
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Please join the NPS and BLM to discuss the proposed withdrawal of lands in the Eagle Mountain area in Riverside County, California.
On behalf of the National Park Service (NPS) and subject to valid existing rights, the Secretary of the Interior proposes to withdraw approximately 22,462 acres of public lands for 20 years from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; from location, entry, and patent under the United States mining laws; and from disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing, and mineral materials, and all amendments thereto and to transfer administrative jurisdiction over such lands from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the NPS for administration as part of Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP). The notice published in the Federal Register on November 18,2016 (Vol. 81, No. 223) temporarily segregates the lands for up to 2 years and gives the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed withdrawal application.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
David Smith, Superintendent, Joshua
Tree National Park, 760-367-5502 or
Doug Herrema, Field Manager, Bureau
of Land Management, Palm Springs
South Coast Field Office, 760-833-