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Northern California District
Release Date: 06/16/10
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
News Release No. CA-NC-10-73

BLM Plans 10th Anniversary Celebrations in Trinidad

The Bureau of Land Management and its partners will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Landscape Conservation System and the California Coastal National Monument at the Trinidad Town Hall from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Lynda Roush, BLM Arcata Field Manager, said the event will include a photography exhibit highlighting the units of the Conservation System, including the offshore rocks and islands that are part of the California Coastal National Monument. 

A highlight of the event will be a slideshow by Ron LeValley, founder and senior biologist of Mad River Biologists, who will present photos and stories of the animals and birds that call the monument their home.  He has been photographing nature for more than 40 years. He is a founding member of the Mendocino Coast Photographer Guild and has compiled an impressive collection (more than 70,000 images) of wildlife photographs.  He is also an associate editor of Western Birds, the journal of the western field ornithologists.

The National Landscape Conservation System is composed of national monuments, national conservation areas, wilderness and wilderness study areas, wild and scenic rivers, national scenic and historic trails, all under the jurisdiction of the BLM.  These treasured landscapes, visited by millions of Americans nationwide, include 886 federally recognized areas, approximately 27 million acres, and 8,425 miles of rivers and national trails.

For more information, contact Leisyka Parrott, interpretive specialist in the BLM Arcata Field Office, at (707) 825-2313.


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