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Northern California District
Release Date: 06/21/13
Contacts: Dave Fuller , 707-825-2300  
  Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
News Release No. CA-N-13-73

BLM Seeking Public Comments on Prosper Ridge Prairie Environmental Assessment

An environmental assessment analyzing effects of several alternatives for restoring coastal prairies in the King Range National Conservation Area has been released by the Bureau of Land Management for public review and comment.

 The Prosper Ridge Prairie EA is available online at   Printed copies are available from the BLM Arcata Field Office, (707) 825-2300.

 Written comments are due by Aug. 9, 2013.  They can be sent by email to, or sent by mail to Bureau of Land Management, Arcata Field Office, 1695 Heindon Rd., Arcata, CA, 95521.

The BLM is proposing to reduce the number encroaching Douglas-fir trees and other woody plants to restore about 800 acres to a coastal prairie dominated by grasses.  

 The plan is designed to implement management actions from the 2005 King Range National Conservation Area Management Plan, and reflects public input received during a 30-day scoping period in March 2012.

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.

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Last updated: 06-24-2013