Why comment? Submitting a comment to the BLM before January 25, 2016, is the most effective action citizens can take on WEMO at this time. The BLM is obligated by law to address properly submitted comments. Although it’s true there’s no guarantee they’ll follow your recommendations, they’ll have to say on record why if they choose not to and may be held accountable in court for that choice.
How do I comment? Submitting a comment can be very simple and take only a moment of your time, or you may choose to craft a more detailed response – it’s up to you. We’ve provided resources to support you, including a sample letter in email format you can just click and send, all the way to forms that help you document issues with a particular route that concerns you. You might want to read the WEMO Overview first to better understand how WEMO might affect you, your neighborhood, and the desert.
Ways to comment, from easy to more effortful, general to detailed:
- Sample letter, available as email format or Word format
- Route Designation Maps
- Sample comments – for you to draw from as you craft your own letter
- WEMO Route Form – how to identify and specify concerns for a particular road
- The BLM also provides a Comment Form, if you prefer to use that
SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS TO:
Bureau of Land Management
California Desert District
WMRNP Plan Amendment
22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos
Moreno Valley, California 92553
email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If possible, please also send a copy to Community ORV Watch at:
COW c/o MBCA
PO Box 24
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
email at email@example.com
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