News.bytes News.bytes Extra, issue 251

Signing ceremony for Ukiah region management plan

Staff members from the Bureau of Land Management's Ukiah Field Office joined with State Director Mike Pool, Associate State Director Jim Abbott and a group of public lands stakeholders to celebrate completion of the Ukiah Resource Management Plan.

At a ceremony Monday, Sept. 25, the state director added his signature to the Record of Decision approving the management plan, as Ukiah Field Manager Rich Burns, right, and Associate Director Abbott, background, looked on, below.

BLM's California State Director Mike Pool signs the Record of Decision, as Ukiah Field Manager Rich Burns and Associate State Director Jim Abbott look on

The management plan, which resulted from more than two years of staff work and public input, provides management direction for the next 15 to 20 years. It focuses on the field office's diverse landscapes which range from the Pacific Ocean coastline at the Stornetta Public Lands in Mendocino County, to the deep canyons and oak woodlands along Cache Creek in Colusa, Lake and Yolo counties, shown in the photos below.

coastline at the Stornetta Public Lands in Mendocino County

Cache Creek

At the ceremony Pool and Burns thanked the BLM's stakeholders and members of the Northwest California Resource Advisory Council for working closely with the BLM in selecting appropriate management approaches from a range of management alternatives. The said the management plan reflects the diverse interests and vision shown by a broad cross section of public land interests.

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BLM California News.bytes, issue 251