Proposed Management Plan for the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument/FEIS
Appendix C. BLM PLANNING DECISIONS FROM THE BLM COACHELLA VALLEY CALIFORNIA DESERT
CONSERVATION AREA PLAN AMMENDMENT
Summary of CDCA Plan Amendment Decisions applicable to Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
BLM - Land Health Standards
Adopt regional land health standards, addressing soils, native species, riparian/wetland/ stream function, and water quality. These regional
land health standards would apply to all BLM lands and programs, and would be implemented through terms and conditions of permits, leases
and other authorizations, actions, resource monitoring, assessments undertaken in accordance with BLM’s land use plans.
BLM - Air Quality
1) Reduce the number of unpaved routes upwind of sensitive receptors.
2) Manage unauthorized off-road use and provide opportunities for OHV use away from sensitive receptors;
3) Install sand fencing to reduce PM10 emissions and maintain habitat for sand dependent species;
4) Authorized uses would be in conformance with the Coachella Valley PM10 State Implementation Plan
BLM - Habitat Conservation Objectives
For each of the eight vegetation community types (Figure 2-4), the habitat conservation objectives outlined in Table 2-4 would be used to
assess compatible uses and to develop appropriate mitigation measures within conservation areas on BLM-managed lands. Future activities
would be required to conform to the habitat conservation objectives established for a particular community type within the conservation areas.
BLM - Fire Management -
Fire Management Category A. The following communities are areas where fire would not be desired at all: sand dunes and sand fields.
Immediate suppression is a critical element of fire management in these desert environments because fire historically has never played a
large role in the development and maintenance of the ecosystem.
Fire Management Category B. The fol