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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 10/04/12
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332 or  
  Claude Singleton , (530) 233-4666  
News Release No. NC-13-4

ACE Volunteers at Work on BLM Public Land near Likely


Crew members from American Conservation Experience, a non-profit national conservation organization, are volunteering with the Bureau of Land Management, working on projects in the Tule Mountain Area near Likely, along the Lassen-Modoc County line in northeast California.

The five crew members from ACE are assisting the BLM Alturas Field Office with projects including cleanup of firewood cutting and juniper thinning project debris and improving riparian areas in the Tule Mountain Wilderness Study Area. Following their work in Alturas, the crew will be moving to the BLM Surprise Field Office to perform additional wilderness conservation work.

Before arriving at northeast California’s Modoc Plateau, the California ACE crew spent most of the summer working with the BLM’s Arcata Field Office on the north coast completing work on public lands in the King Range National Conservation Area, in the Lacks Creek Area near Arcata and at the Lost Coast Headlands near Ferndale.

ACE crew members volunteer for projects including removing invasive weeds, restoring habitats and wetlands, maintaining recreation trails, repairing fences, and clearing flammable fuels to reduce wildfire dangers.   In addition to projects on northern California public lands, California crews this year have worked in areas including Mt. Whitney, Mammoth Lakes,  Mt. Lassen and at sites on the central California coast and in southern California.

Two of the crew members working in northeast California are also enrolled in AmeriCorps, a federal program that provides public service opportunities such as natural resources conservation.

ACE provides volunteer opportunities for American and international participants.  Its California office is located in Santa Cruz.




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