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Northern California District
Release Date: 10/22/12
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. NC-13-10

BLM Resource Advisory Council Meets Nov. 7-8 in Alturas

A variety of natural resource topics including wildfire and management of wild horses and burros will be discussed when the U. S. Bureau of Land Management’s Northeast California Resource Advisory Council holds a field tour and meeting, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 7 and 8, in Alturas.

The public is welcome.  Those who wish to participate in the field tour must provide their own transportation (high-clearance vehicles are recommended), lunch and water.

The field tour departs at about 10 a.m. Wednesday from the BLM Alturas Field Office, 708 W. 12th St., and returns at about 4 p.m.  The business meeting begins at 8 a.m. Thursday at the BLM office and continues until mid-afternoon.  The council will hear public comments at 11 a.m.   A time limit could be set to accommodate all speakers.

Agenda topics include updates on recent large wildfires and planned recovery efforts, a status report on conservation planning for greater sage-grouse, updates on wild horse and burro management, the status of a possible land acquisition from PG&E, an update on proposals for geothermal energy development in the Medicine Lake Highlands and a status report on management of the Alturas and Surprise field offices.

The council will also hear reports on activities in the Alturas, Eagle Lake and Surprise field offices.

The 15-member advisory council works closely with the BLM Northern California District and its three northeast California field offices, advising on the full range of the BLM’s public land management mission.

Members represent diverse public land interests including livestock grazing, environmental concerns, wild horse and burro interests, recreation, archaeology and cultural resource interests, local government and the public at large.  It is one of 24 such councils advising the BLM across the western United States.


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Last updated: 10-22-2012