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Northern California District
Release Date: 03/15/10
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. CA-CA-N-48

BLM Resource Advisory Council Meets March 25-26 in Napa County

Members of the Bureau of Land Management Northwest California Resource Advisory Council will discuss a variety of public land topics, when they meet Thursday and Friday, March 25-26, in Middletown and St. Helena.

On Thursday, the group convenes at 10 a.m. at the Calpine Visitor Center in Middletown for a field tour to areas managed by the BLM’s Ukiah Field Office.  Members of the public are welcome.  They must provide their own transportation and lunch.
Friday’s meeting, which is also open to the public, begins at 8 a.m. in the conference room of the Inn at Southbridge in St. Helena.  Agenda items include a continuing discussion on BLM outreach, an update on management of National Landscape Conservation System areas, a status report on coastal management issues and an overview of the new Redwood Coast MapGuide website.
The council will also hear reports from the BLM California state director, northern and central California district managers, and the managers of the Ukiah, Arcata and Redding field offices.
Public comments will be taken at 11 a.m.
The 12-member council, one of 24 such BLM advisory councils in the western states, works closely with the agency’s northwest California managers to advise on the full range of the BLM’s public land and natural resource conservation mission.
Members represent a broad range of interests including environmental groups, recreation, timber, Native American tribes, local government and the public at large.  The group’s meetings, open to the public, are held quarterly, rotating among the Ukiah, Arcata and Redding regions.
For more information, contact BLM Public Affairs Officer Jeff Fontana at (530) 252-5332, or by email at


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Last updated: 03-15-2010