February 2, 2012

BLM Resource Advisory Councils to meet in Redding

Special to the Daily News, www.redbluffdailynews.com

The U. S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) resource advisory councils for northeast and northwest California will meet individually and in joint session Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 8-10, at the Oxford Suites Conference Center on Hilltop Drive in Redding.

The meetings and a field tour are open to the public.

Members of the Northeast California RAC will convene from 1 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 8. Time for public comments has been reserved at 4 p.m. Agenda items include recommendations on wild horse and burro management, updates on wind energy proposals, and a report on aquatic condition assessments.

On Feb. 9, members of both councils convene at the Oxford Suites at 8 a.m. for a field tour to Clear Creek, where partnerships and restoration projects will be discussed.

Members of the public are welcome.

They must provide their own transportation and lunch.

The joint RAC session will underway at 1 p.m. Council members will review their roles and responsibilities and discuss organization of the RACs in the BLM Northern California District.

Public comments will be accepted at 4 p.m. The Northwest California RAC will meet Feb. 10 at 8 a.m., with a public comment period set at 11 a.m.

Agenda items include status reports on the Walker Ridge wind energy proposal in Colusa and Lake counties, management of the Sacramento River Bend Area of Critical Environmental Concern and an overview of the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System.

The BLM’s resource advisory councils are comprised of citizens who advise the agency on natural resources and public lands management. The two northern California councils are among 24 such bodies assisting the BLM across the western states.

More information is available by contacting BLM Public Affairs Officer Jeff Fontana at (530) 252-5332, or by email at jfontana@blm.gov.

Detailed information on the councils is available at www.blm.gov/ca by clicking the get involved button.

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