BLM Meeting re: wild horses, geothermal, public land access and more ~ June 13-14

BLM Resource Advisory Council Meets June 13-14 in Cedarville

Members of the U. S. Bureau of Land Management’s Northeast California Resource Advisory Council will discuss wide-ranging natural resource conservation issues, when they meet Wednesday and Thursday, June 13 and 14, in Cedarville.On June 13, the council will convene at 10 a.m. at the BLM Surprise Field Office, 602 Cressler St., and depart for a field tour of public lands. Members of the public are welcome. They must provide their own transportation in high clearance vehicles suitable for off-highway travel.

On June 14, the RAC meeting convenes at 8 a.m. in the Catholic Church Parish Hall, corner of Bonner and Garfield Streets. The meeting is open to the public, with time for public comment at 11 a.m. Anyone is welcome to address the council. A time limit could be established to accommodate all speakers.

Agenda items include an update on wild horse management plans, information on geothermal development proposals in the Medicine Lake Highlands, discussion about the BLM’s draft socioeconomic strategy, a report on major projects in the Eagle Lake Field Office and a discussion about public land access policies as described in the BLM’s resource management plans.

The RAC will also hear an update on sage-grouse conservation planning and hear status reports from managers of the BLM Eagle Lake, Alturas and Surprise Field Offices. Status reports from the BLM California state director and Northern California District manager also will be presented.

The RAC, one of 24 such advisory councils in the nation, works closely with the BLM to advise on all aspects of the agency’s multiple use management mission.

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