The Bureau of Land Management welcomes 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; Stacey Carman, Redding, tribal interests; Pat Frost, Weaverville, public at large; 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 Susanville, Alturas, Arcata 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.