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Northern California District
Release Date: 01/04/10
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. CA-N-10-21

Experimental Stewardship Steering Committee Meets Jan. 28-29 in Cedarville

Natural resource topics including rangeland monitoring, livestock grazing management and wild horse and burro management highlight the agenda for a meeting of the Modoc-Washoe Experimental Stewardship Steering Committee, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28 and 29, at the Cedarville Community Church Hall, Center at Bonner Streets, Cedarville.

The public is welcome.

The meeting gets underway at 1 p.m. Thursday.  Staff from the Bureau of Land Management will present updates on the Calico wild horse and burro gather and report on grazing permit terms and conditions for next year.  The Modoc National Forest will report on adjustments to the grazing permit renewal process for Forest Service permits. 

The committee will also hear an update on work done by Technical Review Teams and continue a discussion about bylaw revisions.

Friday’s session begins at 9 a.m. and includes discussions on the Bare Allotment TRT, litigation on livestock grazing issues, and other grazing and wild horse and burro management issues.

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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