BLM approves proposal to sell Slaughterhouse Canyon minerals

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office has approved Slaughterhouse Canyon’s proposal for the competitive sale of mineral materials on a 119-acre site of underground public domain approximately four miles north of Lakeside in San Diego County.

The ore sale will be offered in response to a request from surface estate owner Hanson Aggregates Pacific Southwest LLC, which has operated an aggregate mining and processing facility on land adjacent to the site since the mid-1950s. The BLM analyzed the environmental effects of the proposed sale of mineral materials and determined that the proposed actions and alternatives had no significant effect on the environment.

“The BLM has decided to approve the sale of minerals after completing an environmental scan and a 30-day public review of the scan,” said Palm Springs-South Coast field manager Tim Gilloon. “If the BLM issues a mineral materials contract, future mining and reclamation plans will be required and reviewed under the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act.”

The BLM manages public lands for the benefit of current and future generations, supporting conservation in pursuit of its multi-use mission. The decision report and supporting documents are available on ePlanning HERE. For more information, contact Regan Watt at [email protected]