Members named to BLM Northern California Resource Advisory Council


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A river running through a landscape of mountains and forests.REDDING, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management is welcoming nine California residents to its Northern California Resource Advisory Council. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt recently announced the appointments.

Those named to the council and their areas of interest are: Jeff Blewett, Valley Springs, off-highway vehicle recreation; Buck Parks, Adin, livestock grazing permit holders; Thibault Hoppe-Glosser, Chico, commercial outdoor recreation; Vint Stevenson, Redding, dispersed recreation; Justin Robbins, Whitethorn, dispersed recreation; Oliver Rogers, Weaverville, environmental interests; Daniel Efseaff, Chico, state agencies; Josh Cook, Chico, state agencies; and Leonard Moty, Redding, local elected officials.

The newly appointed members join currently seated members Skip Willmore, Burney, forest products; and Ken McGarva, Likely, grazing permit holders.

“We are happy to have our new advisory council members in place,” said Dereck Wilson, the BLM’s Northern California Acting District Manager. “Our council will be involved in wide-ranging public land management and natural resource conservation topics including land use planning, habitat conservation, and providing public land access for recreation and commercial interests.”

The advisory council works closely with the BLM’s field managers in Alturas, Arcata, Susanville and Redding advising on the BLM’s multiple-use management mission. The council meets periodically at locations across the Northern California District. Meetings are always open to the public, and the council sets time aside to hear comments and receive suggestions from the public.

The Northern California District RAC is one of 37 BLM advisory committees providing advice on public land management in the western states.

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.