BLM Resource Advisory Council announces field tour, Susanville meeting

The Bureau of Land Management Northern California District Resource Advisory Council will hold a field tour and meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Thursday, Oct. 26, at the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, 2550 Riverside Drive, in Susanville.

The meeting was rescheduled from a session originally planned for Aug. 23 and 24. The tour and meeting are open to the public.

At 10 a.m. Oct. 25, the council will convene at 10 a.m. at the field office and depart for a tour of public lands managed by the Eagle Lake Field Office. The tour will return to the field office by 4 p.m.

Members of the public must provide their own transportation, meals and refreshments. A vehicle suitable for off-highway travel is recommended.

At 8 a.m. Oct. 26, the council will hold a business meeting in the conference room of the Eagle Lake Field Office. A virtual option via Zoom will be available, with meeting details to be made available two weeks prior to the meeting.

Agenda items include continuing discussion and comment on development of the Northwest California Integrated Resource Management Plan, a land use plan that will direct management of northwest California public lands managed by the BLM Arcata and Redding Field Offices.

Other agenda items include updates on proposed business plans for recreation sites managed by the Arcata and Redding field offices. Managers from the Eagle Lake, Applegate, Redding and Arcata field offices will also report of 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. It focuses on lands managed by the Northern California District, which includes land in far northwest Nevada.

For more information, call. BLM Public Affairs Officer Jeff Fontana, at (530) 50-0189.

About the BLM
The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land in the Nation, 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.