News Release

For Release:  May 17, 2007             
Contact:  Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332
CA-N-07-50

BLM Northwest Resource Advisory Council to Meet in Fortuna

Members of the Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest California Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will discuss land use planning projects and other natural resource conservation topics, when they meet Thursday and Friday, June 7-8, in Fortuna.
 
On Thursday, members will convene at 10 a.m. at the Comfort Inn and Suites on Riverwalk Drive and depart for a field tour to the southern part of the Headwaters Forest Reserve.  Members of the public are welcome, but they will have to provide their own lunches and may have to arrange carpools because of limited parking space at the Headwaters trailhead.
 
Friday’s meeting, which is also open to the public, convenes at 8 a.m. at the Monday Club, 610 Main St.  Agenda topics include an overview of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Federal Land Transfer Facilitation Act and discussions about management plans under development for Lacks Creek near Arcata and the Cow Mountain Recreation Area near Ukiah.
 
The council also will hear an update on county efforts supporting a proposed federal designation along the Sacramento River near Red Bluff and hear status reports from managers of the BLM Arcata, Redding and Ukiah field offices.
 
The advisory council, one of 24 such councils in the western states, is comprised of 12 members representing diverse public land interests including energy and mineral development, recreation, environmental groups, the timber industry, off-highway vehicle users, local government and the public at large.
 
Members work closely with BLM managers advising on natural resource issues affecting BLM-managed public lands in northwest California.
 
For more information contact BLM Public Affairs Officer Jeff Fontana at (530) 252-5332.

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