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Northern California District
Release Date: 06/01/09
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. CA-NC-09-60

BLM Resource Advisory Council Meets June 4-5 in Alturas

Members of the Bureau of Land Management’s Northeast California Resource Advisory Council will discuss land use plans for public lands, when they convene for a field tour and meeting, Thursday and Friday, June 4 and 5, in Alturas.  The tour and meeting are open to the public.

On Thursday, the council convenes at 10 a.m. at the BLM Alturas Field Office, 708 West 12th St., Alturas, and departs for a day-long field tour and discussion of issues including management of a historic site and off highway vehicle management.  Members of the public must provide their own transportation in a high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle.

On Friday, the meeting begins at 8 a.m. at the Alturas Field Office.  Agenda items include a discussion of BLM plans to put new resource management plans into place, discussion of off-highway vehicle use at West Valley Reservoir, the status of a proposed land exchange with the Kramer Ranch near Bieber, and an update on proposed wind energy and transmission line projects. Public comments will be heard at 11 a.m.

The 15-member advisory council, one of 24 such councils in the western states, advises BLM managers from Alturas, Cedarville and Susanville on the full range of the agency’s multiple use responsibilities. It includes representatives of diverse interests including livestock grazing, environmental groups, local government, recreation, historical and archaeological interests, wild horse and burro interests, state government and the public at large.

The council meets quarterly, with all meetings and tours open to the public.


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Last updated: 06-24-2009