BLM seeks public input to develop Northwestern California Integrated Resource Management Plan – Red Bluff Daily News
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on planning issues and considerations to help guide the development of the Northwestern California Integrated Resource Management Plan.
and Environmental Impact Statement for public lands managed by the Redding and Arcata field offices.
The plan will guide BLM’s management of approximately 382,000 acres of public lands and some 307,000 additional acres of underground minerals in Del Norte, Siskiyou, Shasta, Humboldt, Mendocino, Trinity, Tehama and Butte counties for the 15 to next 20 years.
This will replace the resource management plans for the Redding and Arcata field offices put in place in the mid-1990s. The BLM will work with local, state and federal agencies, as well as tribal partners in developing the new plan. The BLM will use public comments to prepare the environmental scan and proposed plan, which will be available for public review and comment.
Comments must be in writing and will be accepted until Tuesday, June 28.
The planning area includes a wide diversity of land ranging from the beaches and dunes of the North Coast, through the Central Valley and the Sacramento River, to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. These public lands offer a wide range of recreational opportunities including wilderness trails, hunting areas, off-road riding areas, mountain bike trails and scenic vistas. A wide range of uses are supported by this land, including fish and wildlife habitat, livestock grazing, mining, timber production, and firewood collection.
Public participation in the planning process will help the BLM develop a land use plan that reflects the values and needs of people living in the area and those who visit it.
Comments may be delivered or mailed to BLM Redding Field Office, 6640 Lockheed Drive, Redding, CA, 96002, or emailed to [email protected] Written comments will also be accepted at public scoping meetings, which will be announced.
For more information, call the BLM Redding field office at 530-224-2100.