Thursday, March 13, 2008

6M acres in 3 deserts may lose NLCS protections

Fragile and rare places like Big Morongo Canyon could be dropped from BLM's National Landscape Conservation System

WASHINGTON -- An important article by Janet Wilson is out this morning in the LA Times about the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS), and a political 'technicality' that would boot over 6 million acres of Sonoran, Mojave and Great Basin desert areas in the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) out of the conservation system.

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