BLM to hold public meeting on July 9 for proposed Walker Ridge wind energy project


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Green ridge against clear blue skies. Photo by Aleta Nafus/BLM.

UKIAH, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Ukiah Field Office will hold a public meeting on July 9 to provide information and to seek input on the proposed Walker Ridge Wind Energy Project, in Lake and Colusa counties. The open-house meeting will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Moose Lodge, 15900 State Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423.

The 30-day public comment period for Walker Ridge wind energy project will end July 24. The BLM will accept written public comments during the open-house meeting. Public input will help the BLM determine the size and scope of analysis needed, additional issues to study and a range of alternatives.

Colusa Wind LLC is requesting a right-of-way grant to build a Type III wind energy project and erect up to 42 wind turbines on approximately 2,270 acres of BLM-managed public land along Walker Ridge, within the Indian Valley Management Area, in northern California. The proponent is also requesting to widen Walker Ridge Road, construct a substation and overhead transmission line, and bury a collection line and tie-in to the existing Pacific Gas and Electric transmission line.

The BLM intends to prepare an environmental impact statement and a potential amendment to the 2006 Ukiah Resource Management Plan. The 2006 Ukiah Resource Management Plan identified the Indian Valley Management Area as suitable for wind development.

Please submit written comments by the July 24 deadline. Written comments may be submitted at the public meeting, through the project website at,via hand-delivery, or by mail to the Ukiah Field Office, Attn: Walker Ridge Wind Energy Project, 2550 N. State Street, Suite 2, Ukiah, CA 95482.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.