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Important Forum
on the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan


Description:

Public Information Forum

“Our Desert – Our Future – Your Voice”

Come to learn about the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan and How It May Affect Our Deserts.

Yucca Valley Community Center, August 29, 2013, 6:30 pm

Speakers: David Lamfrom, National Park Conservation Association

April Sall, California Desert Coalition

Chris Clarke, Environmental Writer & Author

Andrea Compton, Chief of Resources, Joshua Tree National Park

Topics will include: What is the DRECP? How renewable energy plans will impact us? What solutions are available to enact? How you can participate and make a difference?

The DRECP claims to:

provide for the long-term conservation and management of Covered Species within the Plan Area,

Preserve, restore, and enhance natural communities and ecosystems that support Covered Species,

Streamline environmental review and permitting for compatible renewable energy project, and

Identify appropriate areas or zones within the Plan Area for the development of utility-scale renewable energy projects.

The plan has some big gaps and needs to incorporate current scientific data; bio-studies, and local economic issues. We asked for a meeting in our area and were granted one. Learn how to be an effective part of the September 7, DRECP public meeting. We have an opportunity to make a difference in the process that will shape our future.

Join us for an educational evening and learn how you can participate in solutions.

Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park, this event is held at the Yucca Room, Yucca Valley Community Center, 57090 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, on Thursday, August 29 at 6:30 pm. This public forum is open to the public and is free.

For further information, please call the Desert Institute (760) 367-5535.



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