BLM Northern California Resource Advisory Council to meet in Redding

The Bureau of Land Management’s Northern California District Resource Advisory Council will hold a field tour and meeting on Wednesday and Thursday, April 26 and 27, in Redding. The public is welcome to attend, and a virtual participation option will be available for the Thursday meeting. Virtual participation information will be posted on the BLM-California webpage two weeks in advance.

On April 26, the council will convene at 10 a.m. at the BLM’s Northern California District Office, 6640 Lockheed Drive, and depart for a field tour of public lands managed by the Redding Field Office. Members of the public must provide their own transportation, meals and refreshments. The tour will return to the Redding Field Office by 4 p.m.

On April 27, the council will meet at 8 a.m. in the conference room at the Northern California District Office. A primary agenda topic is development of the Northwest California Integrated Resource Management Plan, a land use plan that will apply to public lands managed by the BLM Redding and Arcata field offices.

The council will also consider a business plan for recreation areas managed by the Redding Field Office, hear a report on a management plan for the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument, receive information on a proposed BLM public lands rule, and hear a report on BLM land acquisitions. Managers of the BLM Arcata, Applegate, Redding, and Eagle Lake field offices will also provide reports on activities and projects.

The council will accept public comments at 11 a.m.

The 15-member council is composed of varied public land interests including recreation, livestock grazing, timber and forest products, environmental organizations, wild horse and burro management, local government, the academic sector, state natural resource agencies, and the public at large.

More information is available from BLM Public Affairs Officer Jeff Fontana, (530) 260-0189.