<![CDATA[ BLM California News Releases ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/rss/news_releases/ca.html BLM California News Releases en-us Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:20:13 -0600 News capubrm@ca.blm.gov (California Info) <![CDATA[ BLM Plans Meetings on Cow Mountain Recreation Management Plan ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/cowmtnmeetings.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/cowmtnmeetings.html Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:20:13 -0600

UKIAH, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Ukiah Field Office will hold public scoping meetings in September to gather comments for a recreation management plan for North and South Cow Mountain. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Public Land Mining Claim Fees Due in September ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/miningclaimfees.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/miningclaimfees.html Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:41:08 -0600

The deadline for filing annual mining claim fees with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is Tuesday, September 1, 2015. All mining claimants who wish to retain mining claims on federal public lands through 2016 must pay a maintenance fee or file a maintenance fee waiver certificate on or before September 1, 2015. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Lifts Cache Creek Closure, Knoxville Still Closed ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/cachecreekclosurelifted.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/cachecreekclosurelifted.html Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:35:20 -0600

Ukiah, Calif - The Bureau of Land Management Ukiah Field Office has reopened the Cache Creek area and adjacent areas to public use and access, including deer hunting. However, the Knoxville area remains closed due to ongoing fire suppression and repair activities. ]]> <![CDATA[ Lost Coast Trail Reopens, Others Remain Closed due to Horse Fire ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/lostcoasttrailreopens.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/lostcoasttrailreopens.html Mon, 24 Aug 2015 19:59:20 -0600

WHITETHORN, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management has reopened the Lost Coast Trail in the King Range National Conservation Area, but other trails remain closed as fire crews continue to battle the Horse Fire northeast of Shelter Cove. ]]> <![CDATA[ Interior Department Approves 485-Megawatt Blythe Mesa Solar Project in California ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/blythemesa.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/blythemesa.html Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:36:27 -0600 Energy Project Approved on Public Lands, Moving Closer to $40 Billion of Capital Investments in Clean Energy Development ]]> <![CDATA[ UPDATE: King Range Roads, Trails, Temporarily Closed due to Wildfire ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/CA-N-15-62.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/CA-N-15-62.html Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:20:22 -0600

WHITETHORN, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management has modified the list of roads, trails and campgrounds temporarily closed because of a wildfire burning in the King Range National Conservation Area on California's Lost Coast. ]]> <![CDATA[ Wild Horses, Burros, Offered for Adoption in Salinas ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/CC-15-49.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/CC-15-49.html Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:22:24 -0600

  ]]> <![CDATA[ UPDATE: King Range Roads, Trails, Temporarily Closed due to Wildfire ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/CA-N-15-61.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/CA-N-15-61.html Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:23:29 -0600

  ]]> <![CDATA[ King Range Roads, Trails, Temporarily Closed due to Wildfire ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/kingrange-wildfireclosure.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/kingrange-wildfireclosure.html Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:43:56 -0600

WHITETHORN, Calif. - Several roads, trails and campgrounds in the King Range National Conservation Area on California's Lost Coast are temporarily closed because of a 250-acre wildfire. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Announces Intent to Write Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Small Mining Operations in Ridgecrest Resource Area ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/programmaticeaforminingoperation.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/programmaticeaforminingoperation.html Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:38:52 -0600 MORENO VALLEY, Calif. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ridgecrest Field Office intends to write a programmatic Environmental Assessment (EA) that will consider how small-sized mining operations would be authorized in the Ridgecrest resource management area. Small mining operations would include actions that require BLM-authorized plans of operation, but are limited in size. Typical actions may include bulk testing, excavation, pits, drilling exploration, road construction, mining and reclamation.

The purpose of the programmatic EA would be to help BLM managers decide whether a mining proposal merits an Environmental Impact Statement and what performance standards should be stipulated as a condition of approval. This assessment also considers factors helpful to guiding the analysis and range of alternatives.
All authorizations for plans of operation remain subject to standard Federal mining claim processes as well as the Endangered Species Act and National Historic Preservation Act. This proposed programmatic EA will exclude operations determined to have significant resource impacts and will not assess a specific on-the-ground action, but would be used as a source of tiering and reference for future evaluation and approval of site specific plans of operation.
The public is invited to provide comments during a 30 day scoping period prior to the release of the programmatic EA. Please send written comments/feedback within 30 days of the date of this release to: Randall Porter, Geologist, Ridgecrest Field Office, 300 S. Richmond Rd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555, or via email: rporter@blm.gov. If sent by email, please include "programmatic environmental assessment" in the title of the message.
A detailed letter that outlines the features of the proposed EA including alternatives and analysis factors can be viewed on the BLM web page: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ridgecrest.html.
For further information contact: Randall Porter, BLM Ridgecrest Field Office, at (760) 384-5452, or e-mail rporter@blm.gov.