“Trails Plan” Update:
Actions to add, delete or modify trails in Bighorn Sheep of the Peninsular Range (PBS) habitat have been driven by a Trails Plan adopted in 2008. The Plan was developed with significant input from the Trails Management Subcommittee, under the perview of the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG). DTC is well represented on the Trails Management Subcommittee and worked with the BLM, USF&WS, CDFW, cities and others to update the plan in 2014 to align the public’s enjoyment of trails with needs driven by the Endangered Species Act of 1973. (Click here to read more).
Land Exchange between BLM and the Agua Caliente Band of Cauhilla Indians:
This land exchange began in 1999 with the intent of exchanging equal valued lands between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Agua Caliente Band of Cauhilla Inidians (ACBCI) to improve the contiguous nature of the ACBCI reservation while retaining trail use benefits for the public. DTC has been involved as an intervenor to ensure trail use policies on existing BLM land holdings will continue to have public oversight. Sections 16, 36 and 36 were of primary concern. A positive outcome was announced 1/26/18 satisfying the interests of all parties. (Click here to read more).