News Release

For Release:  June 15, 2007          
Contact:  Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332 or Sue Noggles (530) 252-5345
CA-N-07-56

BLM Releases Proposed Plans for Northeast California Public Lands

Proposed plans for the management of nearly three million acres of public land in northeast California and far northwest Nevada have been released by the Bureau of Land Management.
 
The proposed resource management plans and final environmental impact statements (PRMP/FEIS) contain broad guidance for resource conservation on lands managed by the agency’s Alturas, Eagle Lake and Surprise field offices.  They address wide ranging topics and are intended to provide management guidance for 15 to 20 years.
 
A public protest period begins Friday, June 15, and continues until Saturday, July 14, 2007.  Anyone who participated in the planning process and feels that the plans might adversely affect their interests can protest the land use plans.  Details on the protest procedures are contained in the “Dear Reader” letter in each PRMP/FEIS.
 
Printed copies of each plan have been mailed to requesters.  They are also available on line at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/planning.html.
 
Printed or interactive CD versions of the plans are available by contacting BLM Planning Team Leader Sue Noggles at (530) 252-5345 or by email at necarmp@ca.blm.gov.  Copies can also be obtained by visiting BLM offices in Alturas, Cedarville and Susanville.
 
The proposed plans address issues raised by members of the public during the “issue scoping” part of the planning process and reflect consideration of comments provided by the public during review of the draft plans which were released in April of 2006.  They contain the proposed plans, summary of changes between the drafts and proposed final plans, a summary of public comments received and the BLM’s responses to those comments.
 
For more information contact Noggles or BLM Public Affairs Officer Jeff Fontana at (530) 252-5332.

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