For Release: May 7, 2008
Contact: BLM: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332
BLM Resource Advisory Council to Meet in Alturas
Land use planning topics are on the agenda for a meeting of the Bureau of Land Management Northeast California Resource Advisory Council set for Thursday and Friday, May 15 and 16, at the BLM Alturas Field Office, 708 West 12th St., Alturas.
On Thursday, RAC members convene at 10 a.m. and depart immediately for a field tour to the Bieber area. The tour will return to Alturas by 4 p.m. Members of the public are welcome. They must provide their own lunch and transportation in a high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle.
Friday’s session begins at 8 a.m. Agenda items include an update on new resource management plans recently approved for the BLM Alturas, Eagle Lake and Surprise field offices and a status report on an environmental impact statement for the multi-agency Sage-Steppe Ecosystem Restoration Strategy.
Members also will hear an update on wind energy development proposals and hear status reports from BLM field managers.
Time for public comment has been set aside for 11 a.m., Friday, May 16.
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.
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