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California, Mother Lode FO

BLM acquires lands to improve conservation and recreation opportunities

The Bureau of Land Management is acquiring more than 1,500 acres of land near Lake Clementine to enhance recreation opportunities, improve habitat conservation, and expand public access in the area.
California

BLM Mother Lode and Ukiah field offices issue seasonal fire restrictions

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management is issuing seasonal fire restrictions for public lands managed by the Mother Lode and Ukiah field offices effective Wednesday, June 12, due to dry conditions and wildland fire danger. These seasonal restrictions are in addition to the year-round, statewide fire prevention order. The Mother Lode Field Office and Ukiah Field Office seasonal
California

BLM to offer wild horses, burros for adoption in Napa

NAPA, Calif. – Wild horses and burros from the herd management areas of northeast California will be looking for new homes when the Bureau of Land Management offers them for adoption Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, at the Napa Valley Horsemen’s Association Arena, 1200 Foster Road, in Napa. The BLM will offer eight mares and geldings aged 4 to 5, and 10 yearling fillies and geldings. A total of 14 burros of all ages, including yearlings, will also be available.
California

BLM begins emergency gather to save wild burros in the Piute Mountain Herd Area

NEEDLES, Calif. – Due to extreme temperatures and insufficient water availability, the Bureau of Land Management began an emergency gather of wild burros on Friday, May 31, using a temporary water and bait trap method in the Piute Mountain Herd Area in San Bernardino County.
California, California Desert DO

BLM initiates Whitewater Canyon closure due to increased wildfire risk beginning June 1

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – Due to dry conditions and high fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management will temporarily close public lands in and near Whitewater Canyon in Riverside County. The public safety closure, in coordination with Riverside County, will begin on Saturday, June 1 and will remain in place until October 31.
California

BLM offers guided hikes, by reservation, on Headwaters Salmon Pass Trail

ARCATA, Calif. – Opportunities to revel in the beauty of ancient redwood stands await outdoor enthusiasts who reserve space on a free guided hike offered by the Bureau of Land Management along the Salmon Pass Trail at the southern end of the Headwaters Forest Reserve near Fortuna. Hikes are planned for weekend dates into November. Hikers can expect to cover three miles in the outings that last three to four hours. The trek is moderately strenuous, with 360 feet of elevation change. Registration is required for each outing. Registration is now open for weekend hikes through July. Registration links will open for each scheduled hike two months in advance and close three days prior to each hike. The hikes are among many events scheduled to celebrate 25 years since establishment of the Headwaters Forest Reserve. The 7,472-acre Headwaters Forest Reserve was established in 1999 after a decade-long grassroots effort to protect the world’s last unprotected, intact, old-growth redwood forest ecosystem. It supports threatened species including coho salmon, the northern spotted owl and the marbled murrelet, a seabird. The BLM Arcata Field Office manages the Reserve in consultation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. To reach the Elk River Trailhead, take the Elk River Road exit off Highway 101 at the south end of Eureka. Turn right onto Elk River Road and drive approximately six miles to the parking area.
California

BLM Resource Advisory Council meets June 5-6 in Arcata

ARCATA, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Northern California District Resource Advisory Council will consider a wide range of natural resources topics, when it meets for a field tour and business meeting, Wednesday and Thursday, June 5-6, at the BLM Arcata Field Office, 1695 Heindon Road, in Arcata.
California

Inyo National Forest, BLM seek input on proposed removal of wild horses outside Montgomery Pass Wild Horse Territory

Inyo National Forest, in coordination with the Bureau of Land Management, is seeking public comment on a preliminary Environmental Assessment to consider removal of wild horses outside of the Montgomery Pass Wild Horse Territory in Mono County. The comment period opens today and is expected to close June 26, 2024.
California

Temporary trail closures at Cosumnes River Preserve during prescribed burn activities May 30-31

The Bureau of Land Management is closely coordinating with The Nature Conservancy on a prescribed burn at the Cosumnes River Preserve to improve habitat for native species.
California

Bizz Johnson Trail shuttle service begins June 1, National Trails Day

Summer bus shuttle service on the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail begins Saturday, June 1, in conjunction with National Trails Day, and will continue every Saturday through the summer and early fall.
California, Central California DO

BLM Bakersfield Field Office issues seasonal fire restrictions

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management is issuing seasonal fire restrictions for public lands managed by the Bakersfield Field Office effective Monday, May 20, due to dry conditions and high wildland fire danger. These seasonal restrictions are in addition to the year-round statewide fire prevention order. This seasonal fire order will remain in effect until further notice.