News Release

For Release:  Oct. 18, 2007             
Contact:  David Christy, (916) 985-4474

BLM Advisory Council Plans Meeting in Marina

Fort Ord and Clear Creek issues for the Hollister Field Office will be on the agenda when the Bureau of Land Management’s Central California Resource Advisory Council meets in Marina on Oct. 26 and 27.

On Oct. 26, the advisory council will meet from 8 a.m. to noon at the Holiday Inn Express, 189 Seaside Ave. Agenda items include a discussion of preparation of an environmental impact statement and management plan for the Clear Creek Management Area, an update on Fort Ord issues, a discussion of statewide BLM issues by state Director Mike Pool and reports from BLM managers. Following lunch, council members will tour Fort Ord.

On Oct. 27, the council will meet from 8 a.m. to noon at the Holiday Inn Express. Council members will continue their discussion and take public comments from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend both meetings and the tour, but must provide their own transportation for the tour.

“As California’s population increases, land managers must address numerous, and often conflicting, land uses,” said Rick Cooper, BLM Hollister Field Office manager. “The advisory council provides a valuable forum for BLM and the public to exchange views on management of public lands.”

The 12-member council, one of 24 such advisory councils in the western states, is comprised of members who represent broad natural resource interests including livestock grazing, environmental groups, recreation, wild horse and burro management, history and archaeology, the academic sector, local government and the public at large.