U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 387
Advisory Council sees high desert management issues first-hand
Resource management issues in Northeast California's high desert were discussed June 4 and 5, when the BLM's Northeast California Resource Advisory Council toured public lands managed by the Alturas Field Office. The group also held a business meeting, where they endorsed plans by the Alturas, Eagle Lake and Surprise field offices to implement newly developed resource management (land use) plans. (text continues below)
At West Valley Reservoir, east of the Modoc County community of Likely, the RAC discussed off highway vehicle use and other recreation management issues. Below, BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Claude Singleton shows details on a map. The reservoir (second photo below), built in 1937 for irrigation, attracts visitors who camp, fish, and enjoy water sports.
A bonus of the field tour was a wildflower season that is still in full swing, thanks to cooler, wetter than normal spring weather.
- Jeff Fontana, BLM-California, 6/09
|Last updated: 06-17-2009|