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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 06/04/13
Contacts: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332    
News Release No. CA-N-13-68

BLM Northern California Advisory Councils will Meet in Weaverville


A variety of natural resource conservation topics are on the agendas for meetings of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Northeast and Northwest California Resource Advisory Councils, Tuesday through Thursday, June 11-13, in Weaverville, Calif.

All meetings and a field tour are open to the public and convene at the Weaverville Veterans' Memorial Hall, 201 Memorial St.

On June 11, the Northeast RAC convenes at 1 p.m. Agenda items include a report and comments on sage-grouse conservation, status of drought declarations, and an update on recovery from last summer's wildfires on public lands in northeast California and far northwest Nevada. The council will hear an update on recreational trail development near Susanville, and hear status reports from managers of the Alturas, Eagle Lake and Surprise field offices. Public comments will be accepted at 4 p.m.

On June 12, members of both councils convene at 8 a.m. for a tour of watershed restoration projects and benefits in the Grass Valley Creek Watershed near Weaverville. Members of the public must provide their own transportation, food and beverages.

A business meeting convenes at 1 p.m. The council will review a report from BLM State Director Jim Kenna on statewide BLM issues, and hear from Northern California District Manager Nancy Haug on regional public lands topics. The councils will also review their charters and operating procedures and conduct a planning session. Public comments will be accepted at 4 p.m.

The Northwest California RAC meets June 13 at 8 a.m. The agenda includes overviews of the Coastal Collaborative and Trinity Collaborative, and discussion of land use planning issues in the Arcata, Redding and Ukiah field offices. Field managers from those offices will also present status reports. Public comments will be accepted at 11 a.m.

The resource advisory councils work closely with BLM managers to advise the agency on its multiple use resource conservation mission. More information is available from BLM Northern California District Public Affairs Officer Jeff Fontana, (530) 252-5332, or by email at jfontana@blm.gov.




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Last updated: 06-10-2013