Dear SJVLS Members,
I just spoke to the BLM Field Manager in the Barstow office regarding the status of the newly declared protected areas around Barstow as it affects rock hounding, and specifically if the area is open or closed to rock collecting this Sunday.
She said the following: Until they receive clarification, the area remains open to collecting, (specifically for this Sunday). She further said it is a possibility that the area may remain open to collecting even after the newly proclaimed designations are in place.
So, I hope this clears up any uncertainties about the status of our fieldtrip to this area on this coming Sunday, February 21, 2016.
President, SJVLS 2016