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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 08/05/11
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. NC-11-68

BLM Resource Advisory Council to Meet in Susanville


Natural resource topics including sage grouse habitat conservation and alternative energy proposals will be on the agenda when the Bureau of Land Management’s Northeast California Resource Advisory Council holds a field tour and meeting, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 24 and 25, in Susanville.

On Aug. 24, the council convenes at 10 a.m. at the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office 2950 Riverside Dr., and departs for a field tour to the Dry Valley and Smoke Creek areas.  Members of the public are welcome.  They must provide their own transportation, food and beverages.

On Aug. 25, the business meeting gets underway at 8 a.m. at the BLM field office.  The council will hear status reports on wind energy proposals on BLM-managed lands in northeast California, learn about the agency strategy to conserve sage grouse habitat, hear about wilderness policy and receive an update on planning for wild horse management in the High Rock Complex area east of Cedarville.

The council will also hear a report on stewardship contracting, receive status reports from northeast California field office managers and receive updates from the BLM California state director and northern California district manager. 

The meeting is open to the public.  Time has been reserved at 11 a.m. for public comment.  Everyone is welcome to address the council.  A time limit could be set to accommodate all speakers.

The detailed meeting agenda is available online at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/nerac.html.  Click on the agenda link.

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: 08-05-2011