REDDING, Calif. – As work continues on developing a new land use plan for public lands in northwest California, the Bureau of Land Management is seeking information about the BLM-managed lands in the eight-county planning area.
"We are asking members of the public to share data such as resource inventories and geo-spatial databases," said Lisa Grudzinski, project leader for the Northwest California Integrated Resource Management Plan. "We hope that groups and individuals might have information that will add to our existing knowledge, giving us a more complete understanding of the public lands involved in this planning process."
The BLM's Redding and Arcata field offices are developing the Northwest California Integrated Resource Management Plan and an environmental impact statement that will guide future management of about 400,000 acres of public land in Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Trinity, Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama and Butte counties. The plan will also guide management of about 300,000 acres of subsurface, or minerals, in the same planning area.
The new plan will replace the Arcata and Redding resource management plans that were adopted in the early 1990s.
To learn more about the plan or to sign up for the project mailing list, contact Grudzinski at (530) 224-2140, or Fuller at (707) 825-2313. Both can be reached at the email addresses above.