<![CDATA[ BLM California News Releases ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/rss/news_releases/ca.html BLM California News Releases en-us Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:31:30 -0700 News capubrm@ca.blm.gov (California Info) <![CDATA[ Public Invited to Assist with Native Planting and Clean-Up in Long Valley ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/CA-CC-15-09.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/CA-CC-15-09.html Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:31:30 -0700

The Bureau of Land Management's Bishop Field Office will hold volunteer workdays on Dec. 29 and 30 to plant native seedlings and clean up trash in Long Valley near Mammoth Lakes. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM to host "Discover the Desert" Interpretive Hikes in the Alabama Hills this December ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/CA-CC-15-08.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/CA-CC-15-08.html Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:22:37 -0700

The Bureau of Land Management will host interpretive hikes in the Alabama Hills this December to discuss film history and view scenic arches as a part of our Discover the Desert initiative. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Recreation Fees Waived over MLK Holiday Weekend in Imperial County ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/recfeeswaived.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/recfeeswaived.html Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:37:03 -0700 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) El Centro Field Office will waive recreation-related fees for visitors during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, Fri. Jan. 16 through Mon., Jan., 19 2015.

 
These "fee-free" days will be available at the following locations: Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Lark Canyon OHV Area and Cottonwood Campground.  

"We encourage families to #DiscoverTheDesert and enjoy the incredible recreation opportunities available on BLM-managed public lands," states BLM El Centro Field Manager Thomas Zale.  "Waiving fees is a way of reaching out to the local residents who may not know that we offer more recreational opportunities than any other land management agency."
 
For further information contact: Neil Hamada, El Centro Field Office, 760-337-4451.
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<![CDATA[ BLM Offering Guided Bald Eagle Hikes ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/guidedeaglehikes.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/guidedeaglehikes.html Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:19:24 -0700

The Bureau of Land Management will host free guided hikes to look for wintering bald eagles in the Cache Creek Natural Area in Lake County on Saturdays, Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Feb. 7 and 14. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Lifts Fire Restrictions in the California Desert District ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/firerestrictionsliftedinCDD.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/firerestrictionsliftedinCDD.html Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:33:00 -0700

Effective Fri., Dec. 12, fire restrictions have been lifted for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands administered by the California Desert District which includes the Needles, Ridgecrest, Barstow, Palm Springs and El Centro Field Offices. This includes BLM public lands in San Bernardino, Inyo, Los Angeles, Kern, Riverside, San Diego and Imperial Counties. ]]> <![CDATA[ Informational Webinars Announced for Draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/drecpwebinars.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/drecpwebinars.html Mon, 8 Dec 2014 12:43:19 -0700

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – 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 host two informational webinars on the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) and Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) on December 15 and 17. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Announces New Manager for Arcata Field Office ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/CA-N-15-13.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/CA-N-15-13.html Wed, 3 Dec 2014 11:40:21 -0700

Molly Brown, a land management and natural resource professional with experience in three western states, has been named manager of the Bureau of Land Management's Arcata Field Office on California's North Coast. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Plans Pile Burning Project at North Eagle Lake ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/CA-N-15-12.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/december/CA-N-15-12.html Mon, 1 Dec 2014 09:31:01 -0700

Fire crews from the Bureau of Land Management plan to burn piles of brush and juniper limbs over two days beginning Tuesday, Dec. 2, near the Stones Bengard community at the north shore of Eagle Lake, about 30 miles north of Susanville. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Seeks Desert District Advisory Council Nominations ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/DACsnomination.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2014/november/DACsnomination.html Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:42:12 -0700 The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) California Desert District is soliciting nominations from the public for six members of its California Desert Advisory Council to serve three-year terms. The council's 15 members provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the management of over 10 million acres of public lands in eight counties of Southern California.

           
The council meets in formal session three to four times each year in various locations throughout the California Desert District. Council members serve without compensation other than travel expenses. Members serve three-year terms and may be nominated for reappointment for an additional three-year term. The secretary selects council nominees consistent with the requirements of Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), which require nominees appointed to the council be balanced in terms of points of view and representative of the various interests concerned with the management of the public lands within the area for which the council is established.
           
Nominations will be accepted until January 12, 2015 and will be noted on the Desert Advisory Council webpage cited below. The six positions to be filled include one elected official, one representative of non-renewable resources groups or organizations, one representative of recreation groups or organizations, one representative of wildlife groups or organizations, and two representatives of the public-at-large. These six positions become vacant on Dec. 7, 2014.
           
Any group or individual may nominate a qualified person based upon education, training, and knowledge of the BLM, the California Desert, and the issues involving BLM-administered public lands throughout Southern California. Qualified individuals also many nominate themselves. The nomination form is on the Desert Advisory Council webpage: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/dac.html. Nominations must include letters of support.
           
Advisory Council members are appointed by the secretary, and will be evaluated based on their education, training, and knowledge of the BLM, the California Desert District, and the issues involving BLM-administered public lands. The Obama Administration prohibits individuals who are currently federally registered lobbyists to serve on any FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils
           
Nominations should be sent to Teresa A. Raml, District Manager, BLM California Desert District, 22835 Calle San Juan Del Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553. For further information, please contact Stephen Razo, BLM California Desert District External Affairs, (951) 697-5217 or srazo@blm.gov.
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<![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. ]]>