Anyone interested in public lands in Humboldt, Mendocino, Shasta, Trinity, Siskiyou, Butte and Tehama counties has an opportunity to share with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) their values regarding these lands, in a public meeting. The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 14, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the BLM Arcata Field Office, 1695 Heindon Road, in Arcata.
This informal meeting will be an early opportunity for public involvement as the BLM begins developing the Northwest California Integrated Resource Management Plan (NCIP).
When finalized, the resource management plan 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 jurisdiction.
"This is an opportunity for the public to engage early in the planning process," said Molly Brown, Arcata Field Office manager. "We need to understand how the public use and value their public lands so that we can incorporate that knowledge into our planning process."
The NCIP planning area includes approximately 396,000-acres of BLM-managed public lands. Examples include the Samoa Dunes off-highway-vehicle recreation area, Lost Coast Headlands, and Lacks Creek Management 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.