For the first time in nearly 30 years the BLM is starting the process for what looks like a comprehensive update  to the Management Plan that includes the Redding Area. See press release below for meeting times. The “Management Plan” is BLM’s governing document that identifies priorities for use of public land and identifies parcels of public land for retention or disposal within the Plan Area. The first meeting in Redding is : Monday, April 18, Civic Center Community Room, 777 Cypress Ave. 4 to 7 pm

 

Meetings Set for BLM Northwest California Integrated Resource Management Plan

REDDING, Calif.  – Public meetings will be held in Redding, Arcata and Weaverville during March and April,  providing opportunities for people to share with the Bureau of Land Management their values regarding BLM-managed public lands.

These informal meetings will be early opportunities for public involvement as the BLM begins developing the Northwest California Integrated Resource Management Plan.

The meetings, all from 4 to 7 p.m., are scheduled for:

•    Arcata:  Tuesday, March 22, Redwood Lodge, 490 E Park Rd.

•    Redding:Monday, April 18, Civic Center Community Room, 777 Cypress Ave.

•    Weaverville:Tuesday, April 19, Veterans Memorial Hall, 101 Memorial Dr.

These meetings are in advance of public scoping meetings, which will begin in the fall.

When finalized, the NCIP will establish management goals and actions to maintain, develop, and protect the resource values of BLM-managed lands within the Arcata and Redding field office jurisdictions in Humboldt, Mendocino, Del Norte, Trinity, Shasta, Siskiyou, Butte and Tehama counties.

“We are asking the public to identify landscape-level values within the planning area” said Molly Brown, Arcata Field Office manager. “Understanding how people use and value their public lands helps us to determine how these public lands should be managed in the future.”

The NCIP planning area includes approximately 396,000-acres of BLM-managed public lands.  Examples include the Samoa Dunes and Chappie-Shasta off-highway-vehicle recreation areas, the Eel and Trinity rivers, and the Sacramento River Bend Outstanding Natural Area.

Throughout the planning process, the BLM will work collaboratively with the public, cooperating agencies, other agencies, and partners to identify the vision for the planning area and key management priorities to be addressed in the plan.

“Public input helps the BLM develop a long-term framework for land use and resource management decisions,” said Redding Field Office Manager Jennifer Mata. “The partnerships and common goals created through the planning process are a key part of public land management.”

To learn more about the NCIP or to sign up for the project mailing list, contact Lisa Grudzinski, NCIP project lead, at 530-224-2140 or by email at lgrudzinski@blm.gov.

-BLM-      Northern California District    355 Hemsted DriveRedding, CA96002