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Barstow Woolly Sunflower Description/Location: Located 4 miles northeast of Kramer Junction, San Bernardino County, California. Access provided by State Highway 395. This is an existing ACEC. It overlaps the Fremont Kramer Desert Wildlife Management Area. All Action Alternatives would remove this area from the FremontKramer DWMA and remain as the Barstow Woolly Sunflower ACEC to resolve the dual designation and assist the Bureau in tracking total number of acres of protected lands. Nationally Significant Values: Ecological: Provides important habitat for the extremely rare and highly localized plant, Eriophyllum mohavense (Barstow woolly sunflower). Special Designations/Management Plan/Date: ACEC Plan No. 36, September 1982, size amended with the West Mojave Plan Relevance and Importance Criteria: This ACEC was particularly set aside for the protection of the extremely rare and highly localized plant, Eriophyllum mohavense (Barstow woolly sunflower). This species is under threat from motorized vehicle use and grazing, especially since it is located within the Gravel Hills Grazing Allotment which receives ephemeral use by domestic sheep. In addition to the woolly sunflower, the ACEC contains the rare and CNPS listed Mojave spineflower, as well as the Mohave ground squirrel, desert tortoise, and chisel toothed kangaroo rat. Goals: Protect the area’s sensitive and rare vegetative resources, while still providing for continued grazing and recreational opportunities on immediately adjacent lands. For NLCS Lands: Where this ruleset differs from the planwide NLCS rulesets, the more restrictive rules will apply. Designation and Acreage by Alternative: Alternative BLM Acres of NLCS within ACEC or Wildlife Allocation BLM Acres within ACEC BLM Acres within Wildlife Allocation ACEC Disturbance Cap No Action 0 19,100 0 NA Preferred Alternative 0 19,100 0 0.5% 1 0 19,100 0 0.5% 2 19,100 19,100 0 0.5% 3 0 19,100 0 0.5% 4 0 19,100 0 0.5% * Acreage values are for BLM managed lands Alternatives: All Alternatives – this existing ACEC would continue to be managed as it currently is.

Description/Location: Nationally Significant Values Woolly Sunflower Description/Location: Located 4 miles northeast of Kramer Junction, San Bernardino County, California. Access provided

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  • BarstowWoollySunflowerDescription/Location:Located4milesnortheastofKramerJunction,SanBernardinoCounty,California.AccessprovidedbyStateHighway395.ThisisanexistingACEC.ItoverlapstheFremontKramerDesertWildlifeManagementArea.AllActionAlternativeswouldremovethisareafromtheFremontKramerDWMAandremainastheBarstowWoollySunflowerACECtoresolvethedualdesignationandassisttheBureauintrackingtotalnumberofacresofprotectedlands.NationallySignificantValues:Ecological:Providesimportanthabitatfortheextremelyrareandhighlylocalizedplant,Eriophyllummohavense(Barstowwoollysunflower).SpecialDesignations/ManagementPlan/Date:ACECPlanNo.36,September1982,sizeamendedwiththeWestMojavePlanRelevanceandImportanceCriteria:ThisACECwasparticularlysetasidefortheprotectionoftheextremelyrareandhighlylocalizedplant,Eriophyllummohavense(Barstowwoollysunflower).Thisspeciesisunderthreatfrommotorizedvehicleuseandgrazing,especiallysinceitislocatedwithintheGravelHillsGrazingAllotmentwhichreceivesephemeralusebydomesticsheep.Inadditiontothewoollysunflower,theACECcontainstherareandCNPSlistedMojavespineflower,aswellastheMohavegroundsquirrel,deserttortoise,andchiseltoothedkangaroorat.Goals:Protecttheareassensitiveandrarevegetativeresources,whilestillprovidingforcontinuedgrazingandrecreationalopportunitiesonimmediatelyadjacentlands.ForNLCSLands:WherethisrulesetdiffersfromtheplanwideNLCSrulesets,themorerestrictiveruleswillapply.DesignationandAcreagebyAlternative:

    AlternativeBLMAcresofNLCS

    withinACECorWildlifeAllocation

    BLMAcreswithinACEC

    BLMAcreswithinWildlifeAllocation

    ACECDisturbanceCap

    NoAction 0 19,100 0 NA

    PreferredAlternative

    0 19,100 0 0.5%

    1 0 19,100 0 0.5%

    2 19,100 19,100 0 0.5%

    3 0 19,100 0 0.5%

    4 0 19,100 0 0.5%

    *AcreagevaluesareforBLMmanagedlandsAlternatives:

    AllAlternativesthisexistingACECwouldcontinuetobemanagedasitcurrentlyis.

  • Objectives(desiredfutureconditions)/AllowableUses/ManagementActions

    Resource

    Objective:ProtectallknownpopulationsofBarstowwoollysunflowerbyexcludingvehicularuseandgrazingAllowableUses:CommercialvegetationharvestprohibitedManagementAction1:Fence160acresofACECManagementAction2:InitiatesurveysofsurroundingareasObjective:EducationpublicaboutvegetationvaluesAction:Installinterpretivesigns

    VegetationIncludingspecialstatusspecies

    Objective:ManagefortheprotectionofMohavegroundsquirrel,deserttortoise,chiseltoothedkangaroorat,SanJoaquinpocketmouse,kitfox,bobcatandburrowingowlManagementAction:SurveyforBLMsensitivespecies,identifycurrentoccupiedandpotentialhabitat,identifyandimplementactionstoconserveandimprovehabitatconditions

    FishandWildlifeIncludingspecialstatusspecies

    Objective:GeneralManagementandProtectionofPaleontologicalResourcesManagementAction1:ManageandprotectfossilresourcesconsistentwiththePaleontologicalResourcesPreservationActManagementAction2:Developplansfortheinventory,monitoring,andscientificandeducationaluseofpaleontologicalresourcesasneeded

    Paleontology

    Objective:providedispersedopportunitiesfocusesonenjoymentoftheACECattributesManagementAction:Restrictcampingfromsensitivehabitatareas

    Recreation

    Objective:ConsolidatemanagementactivityManagementAction:Acquireallinholdingsfromwillingsellers

    LandTenure

    Notanallowableuse.RenewableenergydevelopmentisnotcompatiblewithNLCSandACECunitvaluesandcriteriaGeothermal:Areaisclosedtogeothermalleasinganddevelopment

    RenewableEnergy

    Objective:ReducevegetationimpactsfromgrazingAllowableUses:Existingallocationsareokay,nonewallotments,noexpansionofallotment(eithersizeorincreasednumberofAUMs).Ifwillingrelinquishment,thentheareawouldbemadepermanentlyunavailableforgrazing.

    Livestockgrazing

  • 58

    395

    Fremont-KramerReduction

    Mojave GroundSquirrel ACEC

    BarstowWoollySunflower

    Fremont-KramerDWMA

    Superior-CroneseDWMA

    N

    Preferred Alternative ACECsDate Printed: 5/29/2013

    Prepared by BLM California State Office

    2 Miles3 Kilometers

    Barstow Woolly Sunflower

    GTLFInterstateUS HwyCA HwyCounty HwyBLM Field Office

    CDCA BoundaryDRECP Boundary

    CitiesOHV Areas

    ACEC Layers

    Proposed NLCSProposed ACECExisting ACEC

    Legislatively andLegally ProtectedDesign Focus Areas

    State

    PrivateMilitary

    Land Status

    Other Federal

    Bureau of LandManagement

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    395 BarstowWoollySunflower

    Fremont-KramerDWMA

    Superior-CroneseDWMA

    N

    Alternative 1 ACECsDate Printed: 5/29/2013

    Prepared by BLM California State Office

    2 Miles3 Kilometers

    Barstow Woolly Sunflower

    GTLFInterstateUS HwyCA HwyCounty HwyBLM Field Office

    CDCA BoundaryDRECP Boundary

    CitiesOHV Areas

    ACEC Layers

    Proposed NLCSProposed ACECExisting ACEC

    Legislatively andLegally ProtectedDesign Focus Areas

    State

    PrivateMilitary

    Land Status

    Other Federal

    Bureau of LandManagement

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    395 BarstowWoollySunflower

    Fremont-KramerDWMA

    Superior-CroneseDWMA

    N

    Alternative 2 ACECsDate Printed: 5/29/2013

    Prepared by BLM California State Office

    2 Miles3 Kilometers

    Barstow Woolly Sunflower

    GTLFInterstateUS HwyCA HwyCounty HwyBLM Field Office

    CDCA BoundaryDRECP Boundary

    CitiesOHV Areas

    ACEC Layers

    Proposed NLCSProposed ACECExisting ACEC

    Legislatively andLegally ProtectedDesign Focus Areas

    State

    PrivateMilitary

    Land Status

    Other Federal

    Bureau of LandManagement

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    395 BarstowWoollySunflower

    Fremont-KramerDWMA

    Superior-CroneseDWMA

    N

    Alternative 3 ACECsDate Printed: 5/29/2013

    Prepared by BLM California State Office

    2 Miles3 Kilometers

    Barstow Woolly Sunflower

    GTLFInterstateUS HwyCA HwyCounty HwyBLM Field Office

    CDCA BoundaryDRECP Boundary

    CitiesOHV Areas

    ACEC Layers

    Proposed NLCSProposed ACECExisting ACEC

    Legislatively andLegally ProtectedDesign Focus Areas

    State

    PrivateMilitary

    Land Status

    Other Federal

    Bureau of LandManagement

  • Superior-CroneseFremont-KramerReduction

    Mojave GroundSquirrel ACEC

    BarstowWoollySunflower395BarstowWoollySunflower

    Fremont-KramerDWMA

    Superior-CroneseDWMA

    N

    Alternative 4 ACECsDate Printed: 8/6/2014

    Prepared by BLM California State Office

    2 Miles3 Kilometers

    Barstow Woolly Sunflower

    GTLFInterstateUS HwyCA HwyCounty Hwy

    Proposed Wildlife Allocation

    ACEC Layers

    Proposed NLCSExisting ACEC

    Legislatively andLegally Protected

    Proposed ACEC

    BLM Field Office

    CDCA BoundaryDRECP Boundary

    OHV Areas

    Design Focus AreasVariance Lands

    Land Status

    State

    PrivateMilitaryOther Federal

    Bureau of LandManagement

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    395 BarstowWoollySunflower

    Fremont-KramerDWMA

    Superior-CroneseDWMA

    N Date Printed: 5/29/2013

    Prepared by BLM California State Office

    2 Miles3 Kilometers

    Barstow Woolly Sunflower

    GTLFInterstateUS HwyCA HwyCounty Hwy

    State

    PrivateMilitary

    Land Status

    Other Federal

    Bureau of LandManagement

    ACEC LayersExisting ACEC

    Legislatively andLegally Protected BLM Field Office

    CDCA BoundaryDRECP Boundary

    Cities

    OHV Areas

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