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Central California District
Release Date: 06/29/10
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
News Release No. CA-CC-10-77

BLM Proposes Competitive Sale of Public Lands in Tehama County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to offer three parcels of public land totaling about 244 acres in Tehama County for competitive sale.  The public is invited to submit comments regarding the proposed sale to the BLM's Redding Field Office by August 9, 2010.

The parcels were first identified for transfer out of federal ownership in BLM's Redding Resource Management Plan in 1993.  All three parcels are isolated and scattered, and difficult and uneconomic for BLM to manage.

"Unless we receive adverse comments that cause us to reconsider our decision, BLM will implement the sale through a silent auction on August 23 at the Redding Field Office," said Steve Anderson, BLM's field manager in Redding. 

Interested bidders are advised to obtain an Invitation For Bids (IFB) from the BLM Redding Field Office at 355 Hemsted Drive, Redding, California 96002 or by calling (530) 224-2100. Interested bidders must follow the instructions in the IFB to participate in the bidding process. Bidders who have properly submitted sealed bids will have the opportunity to submit supplemental written bids in a silent auction at the BLM Redding Field Office on August 23, 2010.

More detailed information regarding the sale and bidding procedures is in the official notice of realty action published in the Federal Register June 23 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 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: 06-30-2010