News Release

For Release:  June 5, 2008             
Contact:  David Christy, (916) 985-4474
CA-CC-08-68

BLM Advisory Council Plans Meeting in El Dorado County

Land management issues for the Folsom Field Office will be on the agenda when the Bureau of Land Management’s Central California Resource Advisory Council meets in El Dorado County on June 13 and 14.

On June 13, the advisory council will meet from 8 a.m. to noon at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, 1050 Wilson Blvd. Agenda items include a discussion of  wildland interface issues due to development in the Sierra Nevada foothills, an update of statewide BLM issues and reports from BLM Central California managers. Following lunch, council members will tour Pine Hill Preserve.

On June 14, the council will meet from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. Council members will continue their discussion and take public comments from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 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 Bill Haigh, BLM Folsom 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.

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