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Release Date: 06/09/09
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332 , or 530-262-1147
News Release No. CA-N-09-62

National Stewardship Program Meeting Cancelled

A national meeting of the Experimental Stewardship Program (ESP), which had been set for June 15-18 in Cedarville, has been cancelled.

Shane DeForest, manager of the Bureau of Land Management’s Surprise Field Office in Cedarville, said advance registration numbers were too low to justify holding the meeting.

“We are disappointed in missing this opportunity for those interested in cooperative management of rangeland resources to meet and share ideas,” DeForest said.  “Experimental Stewardship provides an excellent forum for people with various viewpoints to develop ways to maintain and improve health of public rangelands.”

The Modoc-Washoe Experimental Stewardship Steering Committee, which was to host the national session, will be holding its next meeting in the late summer or early fall.  Dates will be announced.  The session in Cedarville will be open to the public. 

Established by Congress in the Public Rangeland Improvement Act of 1978, the Stewardship Program encourages experimentation and innovation to improve rangeland management.  The Modoc-Washoe group based in Cedarville advises the BLM Surprise Field Office and the Modoc National Forest’s Warner Mountain Ranger District.

Committees are also active in Challis, Idaho and Dillon, Mont.


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