<![CDATA[ BLM California News Releases ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/rss/news_releases/ca.html BLM California News Releases en-us Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:50:24 -0700 News capubrm@ca.blm.gov (California Info) <![CDATA[ BLM Desert Advisory Council to Meet in Palm Springs ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/CA-CDD-15-05.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/CA-CDD-15-05.html Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:50:24 -0700 The next field trip and meeting of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) California Desert Advisory Council (DAC) will be held Dec. 5-6 in Palm Springs, Calif.  The council will participate in a field tour of BLM-managed public lands on Friday, Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and meet in formal session on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Riviera Hotel, 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA.

The meeting focus topic will be the Desert Renewable Conservation Plan (DRECP). Agenda topics for the formal session on Saturday will include a briefing on soils and carbon sequestration by Dr. Michael Allen, University of California Riverside. Friday field tour information and final agenda topics will be posted on the BLM California state website at: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/dac.html. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Seeks Public Comment on Generator Intertie Transmission Line Environmental Assessment in Kern County ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/cincotransline.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/cincotransline.html Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:24:18 -0700 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released today an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the RE Cinco Gen-tie Project in Kern County. Today's release of the EA initiates a 30-day public comment period ending Dec. 26, 2014.

RE Barren Ridge Solar 1, LLC, a subsidiary of Recurrent Energy LLC, filed a right-of-way (ROW) application with the BLM proposing to construct and operate the RE Cinco Gen-tie, an electrical generator intertie line. The project would be located partially on federal lands managed by the BLM within the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) planning area. The proposed gen-tie would interconnect a Kern County-approved 60 megawatt solar photovoltaic power generating facility located on private lands in an unincorporated area of Kern County to the regional electrical grid.
For further information or to submit comments, please visit http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ridgecrest/cinco_gen_tie_project.html or contact Lynnette Elser, California Desert District, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553, lelser@blm.gov  951-697-5233
<![CDATA[ BLM Lifts Stage III Fire Restrictions in Eastern Kern County ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/easternkernco.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/easternkernco.html Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:43:19 -0700

The BLM California Desert District (CDD) has lifted Stage III fire restrictions in eastern Kern County due to improved weather conditions. The affected area is public lands north of Highway 58 and west of Highway 14. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM, Partners, Complete Third Year of Rush Fire Recovery ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/rushfirerecovery.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/rushfirerecovery.html Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:01:43 -0700

The Bureau of Land Management and its partners have completed their third year of work to restore habitat burned in the 2012 Rush Fire in northeast Lassen County, and have now hand-planted more than 15,000 shrub seedlings. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Rejects Solar Development in Silurian Valley ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/siluranvalley.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/siluranvalley.html Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:10:58 -0700

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today it has rejected an application for a solar energy right-of-way in the Silurian Valley in San Bernardino County, Calif. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Plans Burn Projects in Modoc, Lassen and Shasta Counties ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/burnprojects.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/burnprojects.html Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:03:07 -0700

Fire crews from the Bureau of Land Management will conduct several prescribed burning projects in Lassen, Modoc and Shasta counties in California and in Washoe County, Nevada during fall and early winter.Projects will be ignited only when weather conditions allow for safe and successful burning and smoke management. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM to Host Alabama Hills Interpretive Hikes in November ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/alabamahillshiles.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/alabamahillshiles.html Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:57:09 -0700

The Bureau of Land Management will hold interpretive hikes in the Alabama Hills in November to discuss film history and view scenic arches. ]]> <![CDATA[ Comment Period Extended on Draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/DRECPextension.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/DRECPextension.html Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:03:03 -0700 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In response to public requests, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), California Energy Commission (CEC) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will extend the public comment period for the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for 45 days. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Issues Interim Final Supplementary Rules for Kanaka Valley ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/kanakavalleyrules.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/kanakavalleyrules.html Thu, 6 Nov 2014 15:50:32 -0700

The Bureau of Land Management's Mother Lode Field Office is requesting public comments on proposed new rules affecting 695 acres of public land known as Kanaka Valley in El Dorado County.  ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Teams up Yuba Watershed Institute to "Save the Big Trees" ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/yubawatershed.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/yubawatershed.html Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:00:45 -0700

The Bureau of Land Management has joined forces with Nevada City-based Yuba Watershed Institute (YWI) to put on a volunteer workday to protect old growth trees from wildfire. This will be the third workday, protecting over 100 old growth trees from fire through the work of volunteers so far. ]]>