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Meeting Saturday about Roads in Juniper Flats

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August 04, 2012 03:25AM
BLM may close Mojave Desert trails
Meeting Saturday to discuss potential closures
August 02, 2012 3:23 PM
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Kris Reilly, Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY • The public will have a chance to comment Saturday on a Bureau of Land Management plan that could prohibit the use of off-road trails throughout the Mojave Desert.

Some of the estimated 5,000 miles of remote dirt roads and trails in the region could be permanently closed to public access.

The Desert Advisory Council (a volunteer citizens’ advisory group) will hold an open house from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Lucerne Valley Community Center and will provide maps of the local areas in question.

“Overwhelmingly, most citizens who come to our meetings are concerned that road closures are escalating” said Dinah Shumway, chair of a DAC task group holding the meeting. “(But) I suspect we’re going to have people on both sides, people for closing roads and people for keeping them open.”.....


Meeting Saturday about Roads in Juniper Flats

katrina island1499August 04, 2012 03:25AM

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