Nicole Nicholas Gilles
The BLM El Centro office announced that Michael Ryan Chatteron (known as Ryan by his colleagues and staff) began his new duties on December 9, 2019 as the field manager, while Camilo Gonzalez is the new appointed chief ranger.
The last full year of data collection was FY20, Oct 2019-Sept 2020.
Total FY 879,000 visits (includes holidays below). Total visitation is down by 56,000 compared to same time frame from previous year.
Individual holidays were:
Thanksgiving 90,000 (low due to rain)
New Years 121,000 - this was combining the weekends before (68k) and after (53k) New Years Day
Presidents' Day weekend 66,000
Please purchase your season permits through the ASA and a portion of the proceeds helps us keep your dunes open! Permits are currently available through our web store at americansandassociation.org/asastore. The season permit fee remains the same as previous years at $150.00 plus $3.75 for shipping.
We’ll also have season permits available for purchase at the Off Road Expo / Sand Sports Super Show on October 17-18th at Westworld in Scottsdale, AZ.
For those of you who wish to purchase a weekly permit, please visit the following website for a map of locations near you: www.isdpermits.net. Weekly Permits will also remain the same price as last year.