U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
BLM Director, California State Director tour central California public lands
BLM Director Bob Abbey and California State Director Jim Kenna saw some of BLM's scenic areas in Central California during a tour of the Ukiah Field Office last week.
Abbey and Kenna hiked the Cypress Abbey Phase 1 lands recently acquired by BLM at Point Arena and also visited the nearby Stornetta Public Lands. Representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, City of Point Arena and Trust for Public Lands talked about mountain beaver and butterflies, the importance of the public lands to Point Arena and the long-term vision. Rick Hanks, BLM California Coastal National Monument manager, gave an overview of the monument and discussed the coastal monument gateway agreement for Point Arena. (text continues below)
The two directors also held an all-employee meeting at the Ukiah Field Office and visited Cache Creek. At Cache Creek, they heard presentations from Tuleyome and other groups about volunteer efforts at habitat restoration in the area, youth involvement, access to public lands and a proposed Berryessa Snow Mountain Natural Conservation area.
- Erin Curtis, BLM California Public Affairs (January 31, 2012)