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Northern California District
Release Date: 04/11/13
Contacts: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332    
News Release No. CA-N-13-53

Experimental Stewardship Committee to Meet in Cedarville

Discussions on natural resource topics affecting public lands are on the agenda for a meeting of the Modoc-Washoe Experimental Stewardship Steering Committee, Thursday, April 25, at 9 a.m. at the Bureau of Land Management Surprise Field Office, 602 Cressler St., in Cedarville.

The public is welcome.

Agenda items include a status report on the BLM's process to amend resource management plans by adding conservation measures for greater sage-grouse. Locally, the effort will result in plan amendments affecting public lands managed by the BLM Alturas, Eagle Lake and Surprise field offices.

Other agenda items include updates on recovery from last summer's wildfires, a report on flash grazing and discussion about management of wild horses and burros. A committee exploring options for reopening Cedarville's lumber mill also will present a report.

The committee will hear status reports from the BLM's Surprise Field Office and the Modoc National Forest's Warner Mountain Ranger District and from member agencies and 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. One of three such committees established by Congress, the group works on a full consensus basis promoting innovative range management approaches and providing incentives for excellence.

Members represent varied 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: 04-15-2013