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Northern California District
Release Date: 12/13/12
Contacts: Jeff Fontana (BLM) , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. NC-13-28

Experimental Stewardship Steering Committee Meets Jan 10 in Cedarville

Discussions about livestock grazing permits and wild horse management highlight the agenda for a meeting of the Modoc-Washoe Experimental Stewardship Steering Committee, Thursday, Jan. 10, at 9 a.m., at the Bureau of Land Management Surprise Field Office in Cedarville.

The meeting is open to the public.

Committee members will hear an update on grazing permit renewals.  They also will hear reports from technical review teams working on a livestock grazing proposal for the BLM’s Bare Grazing Allotment and a proposal regarding for temporarily non-renewable forage grazing permits.

Wild horse management items include a discussion about genetic diversity in wild herds, a wild horse management proposal from mustang advocate Carla Bowers, and discussion of Forest Service wild horse territory management.

The committee also will hear updates from the BLM and Forest Service, and other member organizations.

The steering committee advises the BLM’s Surprise Field Office and the Modoc National Forest’s Warner Mountain Ranger District on natural resource issues and livestock grazing management on public lands.  The group works on a full consensus basis to promote innovative range management approaches and to provide incentives for excellence.

Members represent broad interests, including livestock grazing permit holders, California and Nevada state wildlife agencies, the BLM, Forest Service, resource conservation districts, timber interests, environmental groups, sporting groups and local government.


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Last updated: 12-13-2012