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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 05/14/14
Contacts: Jennifer Mata (530) 224-2102    
  Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332    
News Release No. CA-N-14-53

Workshop Set for Proposed Mineral Withdrawal along Wild and Scenic Trinity River


A public workshop will be held Thursday, May 29, on two proposals to withdraw public lands along the Trinity Wild and Scenic River from availability for mining. The session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Trinity Congregational Church Parish Hall, 735 Main St. in Weaverville.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for anyone interested to get information from the Bureau of Land Management and Shasta Trinity National Forest and to provide written comments on the proposal. The proposed withdrawal would affect 3,123 acres of BLM-administered lands and would prohibit mining for gold and other "hard rock" minerals such as platinum on lands in the wild and scenic river corridor. 

The "Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting" is available for review at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-21/pdf/2013-20393.pdf.

The BLM is also processing an application to withdraw approximately 541 acres of National Forest System lands. The notice for this action is titled "Notice of Application for Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting" and is available for review at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-21/pdf/2013-20392.pdf.

Comments should be sent by email to cwright@blm.gov or mailed to Bureau of Land Management, 355 Hemsted Drive, Redding, CA 96002, attention Charlie Wright.



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Last updated: 05-14-2014