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Central California District
Release Date: 07/29/13
Contacts: David Christy, (916) 941-3146    
News Release No. CA-CC-13-62

BLM Advisory Council Plans Video Teleconference Meeting

Renewable energy issues for Central California will be on the agenda when the Bureau of Land Management’s Central California Resource Advisory Council meets by video teleconference on Aug. 21.

The video teleconference will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Time for public comment is reserved from noon to 12:15 p.m. Members of the public can attend at the following locations: BLM Bakersfield Field Office, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield; Hollister Field Office, 20 Hamilton Court, Hollister; Bishop Field Office, 351 Pacu Lane, Bishop; Ukiah Field Office, 2550 N. State St., Ukiah; California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento.

Mike Sintetos, CA BLM Renewable Energy Program Manager, will give an overview of renewable energy projects around the state and field managers will discuss projects in their field offices.

For more information, contact David Christy, BLM Central California District public affairs officer, at (916) 941-3146.

The 12-member council, one of 24 such advisory councils in the western states, is comprised of members who represent broad natural resource interests including livestock grazing, environmental groups, recreation, wild horse and burro management, history and archaeology, the academic sector, local government and the public at large.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Last updated: 07-29-2013