<![CDATA[ BLM California News Releases ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/rss/news_releases/ca.html BLM California News Releases en-us Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:01:01 -0600 News capubrm@ca.blm.gov (California Info) <![CDATA[ Keysville Gala Planned Oct.15 ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/keysville_gala_planned.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/keysville_gala_planned.html Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:01:01 -0600 BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management and Keepers of the Kern will sponsor a historical gala Oct. 15 in honor of the 160th anniversary of Keysville.

The program, a celebration of National Public Lands Day and California Archaeology Month, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Keysville Special Recreation Management Area North Entrance near the town of Lake Isabella. To get there, go south on Keysville Road from the intersection of Highway 155 and Keysville Road, then follow the event signs.

The event will feature walking tours, exhibits from community partners, historical and cultural demonstrations, volunteer opportunities and a visit from BLM Mascot Seymour Antelope.

For more information, contact Barbara Hinkey with Keepers of the Kern at keepersofthekern@gmail.com or Amy Girado, BLM Bakersfield Field Office archaeologist, at agirado@blm.gov (661) 391-6123. ]]>
<![CDATA[ BLM, Partners Offer Free Archaeology Day near Susanville ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/blm__partners_offer.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/blm__partners_offer.html Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:44:09 -0600 SUSANVILLE, Calif. – A hands-on look into the lives of northeast California's early inhabitants will highlight Archaeology Day, a free, family-friendly event, Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Hobo Camp Area along the Susan River just west of Susanville. ]]> <![CDATA[ Volunteers Welcome for National Public Lands Day Event near Redding ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/volunteers_welcome0.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/volunteers_welcome0.html Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:13:35 -0600 REDDING, Calif. – Volunteers are welcome to help clean up public lands along the Clear Creek Greenway south of Redding, when the Bureau of  Land Management and its partners celebrate National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 24. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Names New Manager for Applegate Field Office ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/blm_names_new_manager.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/blm_names_new_manager.html Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:58:57 -0600 ALTURAS, Calif. – Craig Drake, a natural resource management professional with 24 years of experience, has been named field manager for the Bureau of Land Management's Applegate Field Office based in Alturas. ]]> <![CDATA[ Volunteers Welcome at National Public Lands Day Event Near Susanville ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/volunteers_welcome.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/volunteers_welcome.html Thu, 8 Sep 2016 11:11:19 -0600 SUSANVILLE, Calif. – Volunteers are needed to help with trash cleanup and trail construction, when the Bureau of Land Management celebrates National Public Lands Day, Sunday, Sept. 25, at project sites on Bald Mountain southeast of Susanville.

Work teams will clean up debris in a popular shooting area near Byers Pass and begin work on the first phase of a Bald Mountain trail system that will eventually provide a network of routes for hikers, runners, horseback riders and mountain bikers.

Volunteers will meet at 7:45 a.m. at the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, 2550 Riverside Dr., in Susanville.  Alternatively, anyone interested can meet up with the group at 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of County Road A-3 and Sunnyside Road near Standish.  The BLM is asking volunteers to register in advance by calling Jessie Diermier at (530) 252-5345, but RSVPs are not required.

The BLM will provide tools.  Volunteers should bring gloves, hats, water and sunscreen and wear clothing suitable for outdoor work.  Those who have trail tools should bring them.  Closed-toed shoes are required.  Project work will continue until 4 p.m.

Sack lunches will be provided at a noon lunch break that will include live music by local musicians Mike McCourt and Josh Huffman.

National Public Lands Day, now in its 23rd year, is the nation’s largest single-day event focused on public lands.  Organized by the National Environmental Education Foundation, the event provides opportunities for people to celebrate their public lands through volunteering.

This year's NPLD events coincide with special observances for the BLM.  The agency celebrates its 70th birthday in October, and also observes the 40th anniversary of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, a federal law that provided direction for the BLM to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. ]]>
<![CDATA[ BLM will Require Overnight Wilderness Reservations in King Range ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/overnightwildernessreservations-kingrange.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/overnightwildernessreservations-kingrange.html Wed, 7 Sep 2016 14:06:28 -0600 ARCATA, Calif. - The Bureau of Land Management will require permits by reservation for overnight use in the King Range Wilderness and Backcountry Management Zone of the King Range National Conservation Area beginning Jan. 9, 2017.   The requirement will not affect day-use visitors or campgrounds outside the wilderness or backcountry areas. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Central California Advisory Council Plans Meeting in El Dorado Hills ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/cencalracmeeting.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/cencalracmeeting.html Wed, 7 Sep 2016 07:40:07 -0600 EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – A proposed campground fee increase for the Bishop Field Office will be considered when the Bureau of Land Management's Central California Resource Advisory Council meets Oct. 20-21 in El Dorado Hills. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM seeks data to inform management plan for northwestern California ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/planfornorthwesternca.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/planfornorthwesternca.html Wed, 7 Sep 2016 07:31:37 -0600 REDDING, Calif. – As work continues on developing a new land use plan for public lands in northwest California, the Bureau of Land Management is seeking information about the BLM-managed lands in the eight-county planning area. ]]> <![CDATA[ Mustangs Trained by Rio Cosumnes Inmates Offered for Adoption in Elk Grove ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/trainedmustangs.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/trainedmustangs.html Tue, 6 Sep 2016 11:09:41 -0600 ELK GROVE, Calif. – Mustangs trained by inmates at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center will be offered for adoption Saturday, Sept. 10, at the correctional center. ]]> <![CDATA[ Keep Wildfire Safety in Mind this Labor Weekend ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/wildfiresafety.html http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/wildfiresafety.html Thu, 1 Sep 2016 15:32:28 -0600 EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. - As you pack up the family for an outdoor adventure on public lands  this holiday weekend, the Bureau of Land Management Mother Lode Field Office would like to remind you to please help reduce the chance of starting a fire as you travel. ]]>