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Northern California District
Release Date: 09/19/09
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
News Release No. CA-N-09-85

Experimental Stewardship Committee Meets Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Cedarville

Members of the Modoc Washoe Experimental Stewardship Steering Committee will tour public rangelands and discuss natural resource topics, when they convene for a field tour and meeting Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, in Cedarville.

The public is welcome.  They must provide their own transportation for the tour.

On Sept. 30, the committee convenes at 8 a.m. at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Surprise Field Office, 602 Cressler St., and departs for stops in Long Valley and near Barrel Springs.  The tour returns to Cedarville at about 5 p.m.

On Oct. 1, the committee meeting begins at 8 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Cedarville Community Church, Center at Bonner Streets in Cedarville.

Agenda items include status reports from member agencies, including the BLM and Forest Service, and proposals for creating technical review teams (TRT) to work on BLM grazing permit renewals for the Tuledad and Homecamp allotments.  The committee will also hear reports from TRTs currently working on grazing issues in other BLM allotments, and proposed revisions to a grazing fee credit incentive program.

The committee will also consider suggested changes to its bylaws.

The steering committee advises the BLM’s Surprise Field Office and the Modoc National Forest’s Warner Mountain Ranger District on natural resource issues and livestock grazing management on public lands.  One of three such committees established by Congress, the group works on a full consensus basis to promote innovate range management approaches and to provide incentives for excellence.

Members represent varied interests, including livestock grazing permit holders, California and Nevada state wildlife agencies, the BLM, Forest Service, resource conservation districts, timber interests, environmental groups, sporting groups and local government.


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Last updated: 09-22-2009