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For Release:  Jan. 23, 2008      
Contact: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332

BLM Northeast California Resource Advisory Council Meets Feb. 7-8 in Susanville

Natural resource topics ranging from sage-grouse conservation to wind energy development are on the agenda for a meeting of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Northeast California Resource Advisory Council, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 7 and 8, in Susanville.
The meeting, open to the public, runs from 1 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 7, and  from 8 a. m. to noon at the BLM’s Eagle Lake Field Office, 2950 Riverside Dr.  Public comments will be taken on Friday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m.
On Feb. 7, council members will participate in an orientation session, hear information on wind energy development proposals across northeast California, and receive a status report on development of new land use plans for public lands managed by BLM offices in Alturas, Cedarville and Susanville.
On Feb. 8, agenda items include an update on the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program, discussions about sage-grouse conservation activities, a status report on an environmental impact statement for sage-steppe ecosystem restoration and activity reports from the BLM field managers.
The 15-member advisory council, one of 24 such councils in the Western states, works closely with the BLM’s managers to advise on public land natural resource management.  Members represent a wide range of interests including livestock grazing, the timber industry, recreation, history and archaeology, wild horses and burros, environmental groups, local government, the academic sector and the public at large.
More information is available from BLM Public Affairs Officer Jeff Fontana, (530) 252-5332.


Northern California Public Affairs     2950 Riverside Dr.,      Susanville, CA  96130

Last updated: 01-23-2008