BLM Central California District to host Resource Advisory Council meeting

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Sunset over a lake.

Note: the venue has been changed to Hampton Inn and Suites, 2060 Freeway Dr. Woodland, CA 95776

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting an in-person public meeting of the Central California Resource Advisory Council (RAC) on Thursday, May 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 2060 Freeway Dr. Woodland, CA 95776. The business meeting includes a public comment period scheduled at 3:30 p.m. and a virtual attendance option via Zoom. The business meeting agenda can be found online.

The BLM will also host a field tour to Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument on Wednesday, May 8 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals participating in the field tour will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Seke Hills Olive Mill, 19326 County Road 78, Brooks, CA 95606. Members of the public are welcome on the field tour, but must provide their own transportation, meals and water. To attend the field tour, please RSVP by May 3 to Philip Oviatt at

The RAC will be briefed during the business meeting on the management of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in Lake County. The BLM is seeking feedback on monument development. The RAC will also receive presentations and make recommendations on fee proposals from the USDA Forest Service for multiple sites located in the Sierra National Forest and the Tahoe National Forest. In addition, the RAC will also schedule additional meeting dates for 2024-2025.

“We are looking forward to reviewing the development of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument with the public and our partners as well as projects from the US Forest Service,” said Central Coast District Manager Chris Heppe. “By getting involved in these efforts, we all can help shape the future management of our public lands.”

Meeting participants who wish to attend virtually must register in advance through Zoom. Upon registering, participants will receive an email, including the meeting link and dial-in numbers.

Public comments will be accepted during scheduled agenda items and public comments will be accepted at 3:30 p.m. on the business meeting day. Time for individual public comments may be limited due to the number of persons wishing to speak. Written statements to address the council maybe sent prior to the meeting to the BLM Central California District Office, Attention: RAC meeting comments, 5152 Hillsdale Circle, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762.

The 12-member council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with BLM public lands in central California. The BLM maintains 38 chartered advisory committees throughout the West. Each citizen-based council consists of members from diverse interests in local communities, who assist in the development of committee recommendations by sharing their unique perspectives.

To learn more about the Central California RAC, visit the RAC website. Please contact us for reasonable accommodations to participate. For specific questions, please contact BLM Central California District Public Affairs Officer Philip Oviatt at or 661-432-4252.