BLM Resource Advisory Council will meet via Zoom

Time is reserved for public comments

A dusty road winds through high desert.

REDDING, Calif. – Members of the Bureau of Land Management’s Northern California District Resource Advisory Council will discuss a variety of topics, when they meet virtually via Zoom, Friday, Aug. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Members of the public can participate by registering in advance at The council will accept public comments at 11 a.m.

The council will hear a report on development of the Northwest California Integrated Resource Management Plan, a land use plan for public lands managed by the Arcata and Redding Field Offices and determine the best way for participating in the plan development. BLM managers will present a status report on plans for the Surprise Complex wild horse gather, tentatively set to begin in late September on northwest Nevada lands managed by the Applegate Field Office. The council will also hear an update on wildfire impacts to BLM-managed public lands in northern California.

The 15-member advisory council works closely with managers in the BLM Arcata, Applegate, Eagle Lake and Redding field offices, advising on all aspects of public land management. The council composition is balanced, with members representing interests including livestock grazing, forestry, archaeology, wild horses and burros, outdoor recreation, state and local government, Tribal interests, and the public at large.

More information on the meeting is available by contacting BLM Public Affairs Officer Jeff Fontana at

530-260-0189, or by email at

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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