BLM to host Central California Resource Advisory Council virtual meeting


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EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. The Bureau of Land Management Central California Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet virtually on Wednesday, June 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The public is welcome to participate but must register in advance.

Bakersfield Field Manager Gabe Garcia will discuss with the RAC and the public the Recreation Area Management Plan anticipated to be developed for the Keysville Special Recreation Management Area. The RAC will also hear from other field managers about recent impacts on BLM-managed public lands due to increased outdoor recreation, project updates from the district and field offices, wildland fire updates and fuel reduction activities.

“We are looking forward to discussing the Keysville area with the public and our partners as well as impacts of increased recreation, projects throughout the district, and wildland fire prevention activities,” 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.”

The public can register in advance at Registrants will receive a link and phone number to join the meeting. The public will be given an opportunity to address the RAC during the meeting at noon. Time for individual public comments may be limited due to the number of persons wishing to speak. Written statements to address the council may also be 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 and see the final agenda, visit

Please contact us for reasonable accommodations to participate. For specific questions, please contact BLM Central California District Public Affairs Officer Philip Oviatt at or 661-391-6117.

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.