News Release

For Release: June 6, 2008        
Contact:   Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332
CA-N-08-63

BLM Northwest Resource Advisory Council to Meet in Weaverville

Members of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northwest California Resource Advisory Council will discuss a range of natural resource topics, when they meet Wednesday and Thursday, June 11 and 12, in Weaverville.
 
On June 11, council members convene at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of the Weaverville Victorian Inn and depart immediately for a field tour to the Weaverville Community Forest and to see the BLM-managed reach of the Trinity River.
 
Members of the public are welcome. They must provide their own transportation, including a raft or kayak, if they plan to participate in the river tour.
 
On June 12, the council meeting starts at 8 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Weaverville Victorian Inn.  Agenda items include access issues at South Cow Mountain in Mendocino County, a north coast geotourism initiative and land use planning at Lacks Creek in Humboldt County.  BLM managers from Arcata, Redding and Ukiah will also discuss management of target shooting on public lands in their areas.
 
Time for public comment has been reserved for 11 a.m. on June 12.  Anyone is welcome to address council.  A time limit could be established to accommodate all speakers.
 
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 environmental groups, recreation, Native American tribes, local government, transportation and rights of way, timber, off-highway vehicle users and the public at large.

-BLM-

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