U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 451
RAC members discuss Central California issues, tour public lands
Issues from the Alabama Hills in the Eastern Sierras to the Cievo Hills west of Interstate 5 were on the agenda when BLM’s Central California Resource Advisory Council met Sept. 17-18 in Coalinga.
RAC members voted to support designation of the Alabama Hills as a National Scenic Area, as presented by the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group Designation Subcommittee, at the Sept. 17 meeting. (text continues below)
Members discussed a wide range of issues for the four field offices – Hollister, Bakersfield, Bishop and Mother Lode – that the RAC advises.
On Sept. 18, RAC members toured lands managed by BLM in the Cievo Hills area, saw beds of oyster shell fossils and discussed cooperative efforts by BLM and ranchers with local livestock producers.
The next meeting will be hosted by the Mother Lode Field Office next spring in the Nevada City area, with exact dates to be determined.
- David Christy, BLM Central California District, Oct. 2010
BLM-California News.bytes, issue 451