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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 03/25/11
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. CA-11-37

Members Named to BLM Northwest California Resource Advisory Council


The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest California Resource Advisory Council (RAC) is welcoming new and returning members, following appointments by U. S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.

Members reappointed to three-year terms, and their areas of interest, are Michael Kelley, of Berkeley, dispersed recreation and Shirley Laos, of Trinidad, Native American tribes.

New members are Robert Schneider, of Davis, environmental groups;  Eric Lueder, of San Rafael, off-highway-vehicle interests; and Dennis Possehn, of Anderson, timber industry interests.

“We receive valuable advice from widely divergent points of view from our advisory councils,” said BLM Northern California District Manager Nancy Haug, “and that is very important as we discuss challenging natural resource management issues.  We are happy to welcome our new and returning members.”

The 12-member RAC works closely with BLM field managers in Arcata, Redding and Ukiah, advising on the BLM’s wide-ranging public land management mission.   The next meeting is Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29, in Ukiah.




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