Community Conversations on Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument

WILLOWS, Calif – The U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management are in the early stages of developing a management plan for the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument (BSMNM) and invite the public to participate in Community Conversations about the monument. The conversations are an opportunity for the public to express what they value in the management of the BSMNM.

Coordinating BSMNM planners, Sharen Parker, (Mendocino National Forest) and Jonna Hildenbrand, Ukiah BLM say, "We want to learn what is important to you about the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. We hope you will join us." The conversations are designed in an open format with resource specialists at individual stations to talk one-on-one with interested individuals. All meetings will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

The BSMNM was established in July 2015 to preserve the objects of scientific and historic interest on the lands of the Berryessa Snow Mountain area. The 330,000-acre area is bounded on the north by the Snow Mountain Wilderness and on the south by Berryessa Mountain in north-central California. Approximately 197,000 acres are administered by US Forest Service and 133,000 acres by the BLM.

Community Conversations will occur at the following locations:

Sept. 14 
Upper Lake, CA
Grange Community Center
9355 Government St.    Sept. 28 
Winters, CA
Winters Community Center
201 Railroad Ave.    Oct. 4 
Willows, CA
Holiday Inn Express
545 N. Humboldt Ave.

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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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