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News.bytes Extra, issue 479

Northwest Resource Advisory Council visits Walker Ridge

Discussion about a proposed wind energy development on Walker Ridge, along the Lake-Colusa county border, was the focus of a field tour and meeting of the BLM's Northwest California Resource Advisory Council on April 28-29.

On a field tour, advisory council members look over a map of the area.

RAC members and guests look over a map of the Indian Valley Management Area, including Walker Ridge, during a field tour stop.  RAC members and BLM staff were joined more than 30 interested members of the public on the tour.

A group of people watch as a measuring tape is stretched across an area.
At a stop on Walker Ridge, RAC members Bob Warren, foreground, and Bob Schneider stretch a measuring tape 
to show the area that would be occupied by the base of a wind turbine.

On a field tour, the group gathers around to listen to a presentation.
The tour group listens to  presentations on plant species on Walker Ridge during a field tour top on a oak-dotted hillside.

The RAC will further discuss the proposal at a meeting during the summer, after the BLM releases the draft environmental impact statement for public review and comment.  Meeting dates will be announced. 

- Jeff Fontana, Public Affairs Officer, BLM Northern California District  5/4/11 

BLM-California News.bytes, issue 479
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Last updated: 05-05-2011