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Northern California District
Release Date: 11/15/12
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
News Release No. CA-N-13-18

Members Named to BLM Northwest California Resource Advisory Council

The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest California Resource Advisory Council is welcoming three new members and a returning member, following appointments by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.

New members and their areas of interest are:  Alan Abbs, of Red Bluff, transportation and rights of way; John Bernstein, of Berkeley, environmental organizations; and Pat Frost, of Weaverville, public at large.  Abbs is currently air pollution control officer for Tehama County, Bernstein is with the Trust for Public Land, and Frost recently retired as director of the Trinity County Resource Conservation District.

Returning to the council is Stan Leach, a timber operator from French Gulch, representing commercial timber interests.

All were named to three-year terms.

“We look forward to working with our newly appointed members and our continuing members in our work to manage and sustain public lands and natural resources,” said Nancy Haug, manager of the BLM Northern California District.  “Our advisory council offers advice based on diverse points of view, and that helps the BLM make better decisions.”

The advisory council works closely with managers of the BLM Arcata, Redding and Ukiah field offices, advising on the full range of the BLM’s mission to manage and sustain multiple uses on public lands.

Information about the council can be found by visiting


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Last updated: 11-15-2012