BLM to host Central California Resource Advisory Council virtual meeting


Bureau of Land Management

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EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Central California Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. The public must register in advance to participate.

The virtual meeting will be an informational format and a copy of the agenda is available by visiting the Central California Resource Advisory Council webpage. The council will be informed about the management plan for the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area, designated by Congress in 2021 as the only National Scenic Area managed by the BLM. The RAC will also hear updates from the district and field offices, which will include the Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Development Project, and a wildland fire post-season overview.

“We look forward to discussing specific activities occurring in the Bishop Field Office as well as projects throughout the district,” said Central California 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.