The Desert Training Center Conservation Corps

The United States Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is charged with preserving the remaining Desert Training Center (DTC) features at these historically significant sites through protection and interpretation for the benefit of future generations.  BLM seeks to Provide a combination of uses that best meets present and future needs of the American people.  The BLM Vision Statement also provides specific management direction:

    Provide for a wide variety of public land uses without compromising the long-term health and diversity of the land and without sacrificing significant natural, cultural and historical values.

To date, the BLM effort to meet those noble goals has produced reports, regulations, protective fences, and plans for the future of the DTC, but the bureau's resources are limited and spread among many resources. 

To further achieve BLM's DTC interpretive and protection goals, a grassroots DTC historical organization could be formed to lend a hand to the BLM, both physically and financially.  Interested individuals and businesses should come together to create a not-for-profit entity to address those BLM goals.  Here is a brief list of items necessary to launch this entity:

  • Create mission statement
  • Create organization chart
  • Recruit officer candidates
  • Draft non-profit entity legal documents
  • Conduct meetings
  • Compile a prioritized to-do list of DTC projects
  • etc.....

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Date of last edit: August 28, 2011 05:24:08 -0700

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