From the BLM:
"We are pleased to announce after many years of collaborative effort, the Cotoni-Coast Dairies Draft Resource Management Plan (RMPA) and Environmental Assessment is complete. These documents describe and analyze a range of alternatives for the management of 5,843 acres of public lands in Santa Cruz County, California. The BLM envisions partnerships with Federal, State, and local entities to broaden involvement in future management activities and promote stewardship of the Cotoni-Coast Dairies unit of the California Coastal National Monument.The Cotoni-Coast Dairies Draft RMPA will provide management direction for public lands in Santa Cruz County.
The BLM’s Central Coast Field Office is seeking public input during the 30-day public review period ending on March 19, 2020."
PRESS RELEASECentral California District
For Immediate Release: Feb. 14, 2020 CA-CC-20-10
Contact: Serena Baker, 916-941-3146, email@example.com
BLM seeks public input on draft Cotoni-Coast Dairies management plan
MARINA, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Central Coast Field Office is seeking public input on an environmental assessment and draft amendment to the Resource Management Plan for the California Coastal National Monument that will provide management direction for Cotoni-Coast Dairies public lands in Santa Cruz County. The 30-day public review period ends on March 19.
Two open house meetings will be held during the review period from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations:
- Wednesday, March 4, Bonny Doon Union Elementary School District, 1492 Pine Flat Rd., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
- Thursday, March 5, Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Cotoni-Coast Dairies was donated to the BLM in 2014 and encompasses nearly 6,000 acres along Santa Cruz County’s North Coast. Access to the property is currently limited to guided tours. Cotoni-Coast Dairies extends along the Pacific Coast Highway near Davenport. This area is marked by six forested perennial streams that flow from the Santa Cruz Mountains into the Pacific Ocean and between these riparian drainages are broad marine terraces. These public lands support a wide variety of habitats and wildlife, including coho salmon, steelhead trout, California red-legged frogs, mule deer and mountain lions.
The BLM welcomes and values the public’s diverse views. Written comments on the environmental assessment and proposed amendment may be submitted electronically at https://go.usa.gov/xEJAw, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 831-582-2266, or mail to BLM Central Coast Field Office, Attn: Cotoni-Coast Dairies RMPA/EA, 940 2nd Ave., Marina, CA 93933-6009.
Before including addresses, phone numbers, email addresses or other personal identifying information in a comment, commenters should be aware that the entire comment, including personal identifying information, could be made publicly available at any time. While the public may ask the BLM to withhold personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.
Central Coast Field Office, 940 2nd Avenue, Marina, CA 93933
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