Please consider contributing toward the following:
- Document DTC cultural resources photographically from the desert floor and aerially. Ideally, this would be high-resolution (1cm) Geographic Information System (GIS) referenced photography of all existing DTC cultural resources. However, your snapshots, videos of DTC resources, or a Hi-Def aerial video of your flight along the DTC Sky Trail are most welcome.
- Apply for registration of eligible DTCwith the National Register of Historic Places.
- Develop a ground-level, hands-on interpretive program for camps Essex and Clipper including Essex airfield fly-in facilities, marked walking trail, trail maps, trail guide brochures, interpretive kiosks, water and sanitary facilities, and resources for commercial aerial tour operators.
- Contribute your energies to a not-for-profit, grassroots DTC historical organization entity to conserve and protect the DTC.
- Signup to offer your help.
- E-mail your input: WebMaster@skytrail.info
The Desert Training Center California - Arizona Maneuver Area
Interpretive Plan issued in 1986 by the United States Department of
the Interior Bureau of Land Management California Desert District
The Bureau of Land Management is trying to preserve these unique sites
by implementing the actions recommended in the Desert Training Center,
California Arizona Maneuver Area Interpretive Plan. This plan is
designed to be a cooperative effort with the BLM acting as a focal
point for coordination, and the public supplying the time, talent and
funds needed to accomplish the objectives. Without your support, low
funding levels will preclude or postpone many of these actions while
resource damage continues to occur.
This booklet, the DTC-CAMA Gift List, suggests ways the public can
provide the support necessary to accomplish our goals. This list is
far from complete and was developed only to provide some idea of the
type and extent of assistance that is needed. The scope of this
assistance varies from small, individual contributions to long term,
large scale commitments of funds or time. By donating your time as a
volunteer, or contributing financially to any one of a number of
projects you can join with BLM in preserving these sites and
interpreting them for public enjoyment and understanding.
All donations to the Bureau of Land Management are tax deductible, as
are out-of-pocket expenses incurred by volunteers. You will receive a
letter of appreciation acknowledging your gift and its dollar value
for income tax purposes.
Gifts such as these will provide the personal satisfaction of knowing
that future generations will benefit from your contributions. They
also can be lasting and meaningful tributes to friends and relatives.
In appreciation, each donation will be appropriately recognized by
such means as a certificate, plaque, news releases or other media
unless you prefer anonymity.
donations from one dollar to many thousands will be gratefully
accepted. You may specify your donation for a project of simply donate
to a general fund used to finance high priority items.
ADOPT-A-CAMP Whatever degree of success this effort achieves will
relate directly to the BLM's ability to generate donations of talent,
materials, and time from the public. This support may be a one-time
contribution by an individual for general use, or it may be a
long-term commitment by a group to support a specific project at a
specific camp. Whatever type of support is offered will be appreciated
and utilized to the greatest extent possible.
The Adopt-a-Camp program is designed to provide individuals and/or
groups the opportunity to focus their efforts and interests into a
single camp Many groups may adopt the same camp each providing a
different type of degree of support. There are a great number of
actions that will need to be accomplished and it will require the
voluntary efforts or a very large number of people. the types
of projects will vary from monitoring and reporting the condition of
camps to erecting signs, cleaning, providing funds and/or equipment
for berm building or road repairs.
As you may have noticed glancing through this catalog, volunteers will
play a critical role in the implementation of this plan. Therefore as
an alternative to donating money toward a project, consider donating
your time and talent. The following is a list of volunteer projects.
It is NOT a complete list but will give you an idea of the type of
work that needs to be done to preserve these camps. For more
information on volunteering you services, please contact the
volunteer coordinator in the Indio Resource Area (714-351-6663) or
Needles Resource Area (619-326-3896).
Transcribe oral histories Edit oral histories Update our records,
mailing lists, data bases, etc. Field mapping Catalog artifacts
Maintain an inventory of artifacts Build monuments Design bulletin
boards Lay out trail networks Build trails Write brochures Edit
Brochures Post signs Install sand bags Repair berms Handle
coordination Clean up trash from camps Design information Displays
Monitor the Sites Solicit funds Copy photos and documents
If you are interested in making a donation, please fill out the
following form. If you would like to talk to someone about this effort
beforehand, please feel free to call us. We would be happy to tell you
all about what we are doing and what we are trying to accomplish.
Select the types of support you wish to pledge:
Transcribe oral histories
Edit oral histories
Update our records, mailing lists, data bases, etc.
Maintain an inventory of artifacts
Design bulletin boards
Lay out trail networks
Install sand bags
Clean up trash from camps
Monitor the Sites
Copy photos and documents
Tax deductible monetary gift
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