News Release

For Release:  Feb. 27, 2007       
Contact: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332
CA-N-07-35

BLM Northwest Resource Advisory Council to Meet in Ukiah


Public land recreation topics highlight the agenda for a field tour and meeting of the U. S. Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest California Resource Advisory Council set for Wednesday and Thursday, March 7-8, in Ukiah. The tour and meeting are open to the public.
 
On March 7, the council convenes at 10 a.m. at the BLM’s Ukiah Field Office, 2550 North State St., and departs for a tour to the Cow Mountain Recreation Area.  Members of the public are welcome.  They must provide their own transportation and lunch.
 
The council’s business meeting begins at 8 a.m. on March 8, also at the Ukiah Field Office.  The council will hear public comments at 11 a.m.
 
Agenda topics include a discussion of RAC involvement in developing business plans for recreation sites, development of a new management plan for the Cow Mountain Recreation Area and management issues at the Stornetta Public Lands near Point Arena.
 
The council also will discuss proposed BLM land acquisitions and exchanges in the Redding area and hear a status report on a proposal to create a national recreation area along the Sacramento River Bend north of Red Bluff.
 
Managers of the BLM Arcata, Redding and Ukiah field offices will also provide reports on public land activities in their areas.
 
The advisory council works closely with BLM’s northwest California field managers to provide advice on the full range of the agency’s public land and natural resource management responsibilities.  It is one of 24 BLM resource advisory councils in the Western states.
 
For more information, contact BLM Public Affairs Officer Jeff Fontana at (530) 252-5332.

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