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California Desert District
Release Date: 08/15/11
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. NC-11-69

BLM Resource Advisory Council to Meet in Arcata

Varied natural resource conservation topics will be discussed when the Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest California Resource Advisory Council meets Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 7 and 8, in Arcata.

On Sept. 7, council members will convene at 10 a.m. at the BLM Arcata Field Office, 1695 Heindon Rd., and depart immediately for a field tour to the Lost Coast Headlands and South Spit areas.

Members of the public are welcome.  They must provide their own transportation, food and beverages.

On Sept. 8, the council meeting begins at 8 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Arcata Field Office.   The meeting is open to the public, with time reserved at 11 a.m. for public comments.

Agenda items include a status report on the proposed Walker Ridge wind energy project in Lake and Colusa counties, management of the Sacramento River Bend area near Redding, updates on  marijuana garden cleanup work, and a report on  development of a wilderness management plan for the King Range National Conservation Area.

Council members will also hear about grants received for managing off-highway-vehicle recreation and participate in an environmental education exercise.

The council will also receive reports from the BLM California state director, northern California district manager and managers of the agency’s field offices in Arcata, Redding and Ukiah.

A detailed agenda is available online at    Click on the agenda link.

The 12-member advisory council, one of 24 such councils in the western states, works closely with BLM managers from Arcata, Redding and Ukiah, advising on natural resources and public lands issues.  The members represent a broad range of interest areas including recreation, timber management, environmental groups, off-highway vehicle users, local government and the public at large.


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Last updated: 08-15-2011