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For  Release:  Jan. 22, 2007          
Contact: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332

BLM's Northeast Resource Advisory Council Meets Feb. 8-9

Land use planning and wild horse management are among the agenda topics for a meeting of the Bureau of Land Management’s Northeast California Resource Advisory Council, set for Thursday and Friday, Feb. 8 and 9.

The meeting, open to the public, runs from 1 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 8, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Feb. 9, at the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, 2950 Riverside Dr., Susanville.  The council will hear public comments at 11 a.m. on Feb. 9.

On Feb. 8, the council will receive a comprehensive briefing on the BLM’s wild horse and burro management program.  Speakers will discuss the history of the program, the wild horse and burro adoption program and wild herd management options.

On Feb. 9, the council will discuss the status of new resource management plans/environmental impact statements (RMP/EIS) under development for the BLM’s Alturas, Eagle Lake and Surprise field offices.  The BLM staff will summarize public comments received on the draft RMP/EIS documents and discuss the schedule for releasing the proposed final plans and final EIS documents.

Council members also will receive a report on an EIS being developed for the Sagebrush Steppe Ecosystem Restoration Project, which focuses on restoring areas that have been impacted by expanding stands of juniper.  The project is being undertaken jointly by the BLM, Modoc National Forest and Modoc County.

The council will also hear project status reports from managers of the BLM’s northeast California field offices, and hear an update on BLM national and statewide issues.

The advisory council, one of 24 such councils in the West, advises BLM managers on resource management topics and issues affecting BLM-managed public lands.  The 15 members represent diverse public land interests, including livestock grazing permit holders, environmental groups,
recreation visitors, wild horse and burro interest groups, historical and archaeological interests, local government and the public at large.


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Last updated: 01-18-2008