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For Release:  Sept. 26, 2007          
Contact:  Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332

BLM Northeast Resource Advisory Council Meets Oct. 4-5

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM)  Northeast California Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will discuss land use planning and national conservation area management issues in a field tour and meeting set for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 4-5, in Cedarville, Calif. and Gerlach, Nev.
On Oct. 4, the council will convene at 9 a.m. at the BLM Surprise Field Office, 602 Cressler St., Cedarville, for a field tour in the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon-Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA).  The council will discuss how the BLM Surprise and Winnemucca field offices coordinate on NCA management issues. The tour will conclude in Gerlach, Nev.

Members of the public are welcome on the tour, but they must provide their own transportation in a high-clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle and bring their own lunches.
On Oct. 5, the RAC will convene a business meeting in the conference room at Bruno’s Country Club in Gerlach.  Agenda items include an update on new management plans for the Alturas, Eagle Lake and Surprise field offices, discussion and comments on a draft environmental impact statement for sage-steppe ecosystem restoration, and a status report on wild horse herd management.  The council will also hear a report on the BLM Healthy Lands Initiative.
Time for public comment has been reserved for 11 a.m. 
The RAC, one of 24 such councils in the western United States, advises the BLM on the full range of its lands and natural resource management responsibilities.  The 15 members represent a cross section of public land interests including livestock grazing, recreation, environmental groups, wild horse and burro interest groups, historical and archaeological interests, local government, the academic sector and the public at large.
For more information, contact BLM Public Affairs Officer Jeff Fontana at (530) 252-5332.


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Last updated: 10-09-2007