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Central California District
Release Date: 06/14/11
Contacts: David Christy , 916-941-3146  
  Jonna Hildenbrand , 707-468-4024  
News Release No. CA-CC-11-64

BLM Ukiah Field Office Issues Interim Final Supplementary Rules

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Ukiah Lode Field Office is requesting public comments on proposed new rules affecting 270,000 surface acres of public lands in nine northern California counties. 

The Ukiah Field Office’s best-known management areas include the Berryessa, Cache Creek, Cedar Roughs, Cow Mountain, Geysers, Indian Valley, Knoxville and Stornetta areas and scattered tracts.

“The rules will affect camping, hunting, campfire use, and other types of recreation, mainly on the most popular and heavily used public lands managed by the Ukiah Field Office,” said Rich Burns, Ukiah Field Office manager. The new rules will implement decisions made by BLM in the 2006 Ukiah Resource Management Plan, 2004 Cache Creek Coordinated Resource Management Plan, 2009 Stornetta Interim Management Plan and other recent land-use plans. 

The proposed rules include:

  • Protection of resources in areas of critical environmental concern;
  • Firearms use limited to hunting at Cow Mountain and Knoxville
  • Wet weather closure of South Cow Mountain
  • Use rules for
    • Black Forest
    • Stornetta
    • North Cow Mountain
    • Cache Creek

The rules are available online for public review at the Ukiah Field Office webpage at  Paper copies are available upon request through the Ukiah Field Office, 2550 North State St., Ukiah, Calif. 95482

The official notice was published in the Federal Register June 2.  Public comments must be postmarked no later than August 1. Written public comments should be submitted to BLM Ukiah Field Office, attention Supplementary Rules; or by e-mail to; or by fax (707) 468-4027 attention Supplementary Rules.

For more information, contact Jonna Hildenbrand at (707) 468-4024.


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Last updated: 06-14-2011