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Release Date: 08/29/11
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
News Release No. CA-N-11-72

Experimental Stewardship Steering Committee to Meet in Cedarville

Members of the Modoc-Washoe Experimental Stewardship Steering Committee will discuss a variety of natural resource topics, when they hold a field tour and meeting, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 21 and 22, in Cedarville, Calif.

On Sept. 21, the committee members will participate in their annual fall field tour beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the BLM Surprise Field Office, 602 Cressler St.  Members of the public are welcome.  They must provide their own transportation, lunch and beverages.

The committee's general meeting will be held Sept. 22 beginning at 9 a.m. at the BLM Surprise Field Office.

Agenda items include status reports from members, updates from the BLM Surprise Field Office and Modoc National Forest Warner Mountain Ranger District, and reports from technical review teams working on livestock grazing permits and the Emerson/Cottonwood, Tuledad/Homecamp and Bare livestock grazing allotments.

Wild horse management in the BLM's High Rock Complex, the Forest Service Devil's Garden Herd Territory and in the Sand Creek Allotment will be discussed.

The steering committee will also discuss Warner Mountain livestock grazing permit renewals, the grazing fee credit program and hear from its permitting subcommittee.

The Experimental Stewardship Program was established by Congress in the 1978 Public Rangeland Improvement Act, and is charged with collaborating to find ways to improve public rangeland management and to provide incentives for improving grazing management.

Modoc-Washoe committee members represent broad interests including livestock grazing permit holders, local government, resource conservation districts, the timber industry, environmental groups, wild horse and burro interests, state and federal wildlife agencies, the BLM and the Forest Service.  Members represent interests in northeast California and northwest Nevada.

For more information, contact BLM Public Affairs Officer Jeff Fontana, (530) 252-5332.


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Last updated: 08-29-2011