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Northern California District
Release Date: 05/17/10
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. CA-N-10-63

BLM Resource Advisory Council to Meet in Alturas

Various natural resource conservation topics will be discussed when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northeast California Resource Advisory Council (RAC) convenes for a field tour and meeting, Wednesday and Thursday, June 2 and 3, at the BLM office, 708 West 12th St., Alturas.

On Wednesday, the council meets at 10 a.m. for a field tour to Yankee Jim Ranch and Fitzhugh Creek.  Members of the public are welcome.  They must provide their own transportation in high clearance four wheel drive vehicles, and bring their own food and beverages.  The tour returns to Alturas at about 4 p.m.

Thursday’s meeting, open to the public, begins at 8 a.m. in the conference room of the BLM Alturas Field Office.

Agenda items include a discussion on implementing the regional Sage Steppe Ecosystem Restoration Strategy, the 10th anniversary of the National Landscape Conservation System, management of wild horses and burros, and BLM plans to gather wild horses and burros from the Twin Peaks Herd Management area in Lassen and Washoe counties.  The council will hear status reports from the BLM California State Office, Northern California District and the Alturas, Eagle Lake and Surprise field offices.

Time for public comment is reserved at 11 a.m.

The 15-member advisory council works closely with BLM’s Northern California District manager and northeast California field managers to advise on BLM’s mission to conserve natural resources and manage multiple uses on the public lands.  RAC members represent a broad cross section of interests including livestock grazing, environmental groups, wild horse and burro interests, recreation, historical and archaeological interests, local government and the public at large.


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Last updated: 05-17-2010