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Release Date: 06/05/09
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332 or 530-262-1147 (cell)  
News Release No. CA-N-09-61

BLM Proposes Competitive Sale of Public Lands in Tehama County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to offer 80 acres of public land in western Tehama County for competitive sale.  The public is invited to submit comments regarding the proposed sale to the BLM's Redding Field Office by July 20, 2009.

The property, an isolated tract of public land about 12 miles northwest of Red Bluff, was first identified for transfer out of federal ownership in BLM's Redding Resource Management Plan in 1993.  In 2006, BLM completed a site specific environmental assessment addressing the sale.

"Unless we receive adverse comments that cause us to reconsider our decision, BLM will implement the sale through an online competitive bid auction beginning on or around August 17, 2009," according to Steve Anderson, BLM's field manager in Redding.  More detailed information regarding the sale and bidding procedures is in the official notice of realty action published in the Federal Register, June 5, and available online at or at the BLM's Redding Field Office.

Anderson said BLM consulted with the Tehama County board of supervisors and planning department before deciding to offer the land.  He added that proceeds from the sale would will be deposited into an special account under the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act and used to acquire other lands in California that have special recreational or resource values.  Written comments can be submitted to the BLM Redding Field Office, 355 Hemsted Dr., Redding, CA  96002, and should be addressed to the field manager.  For more information, contact BLM Realty Specialist Ilene Emry at (530) 224-2122.


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Last updated: 06-24-2009