Bureau of Land Management is a government institution that administers public lands for uses, such as energy development, livestock grazing, recreation, and timber harvesting, while protecting natural, cultural, and historical resources. The organization develops and manages more than 260 million acres of surface and subsurface public land and mineral estate. It also assists in the preservation of horses and wildernesses. The institution was founded in 1946 and is based in Washington, District Of Columbia.
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The Bureau of Land Management Names Members to Northern California District Resource Advisory Council
Jun 10 15
The Bureau of Land Management will welcome 15 northern California residents to its new Northern California District Resource Advisory Council. U. S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell recently announced the appointments. Those named to the council and their areas of interest are: Category one: Todd Swickard, Susanville, livestock grazing permit holders; Russ Hawkins, Bieber, timber industry; Skip Willmore, Burney, forest products; Alan Abbs, Red Bluff, rights of way; Roger Kirkpatrick, Eureka, off-highway-vehicle recreation. Category two: Dr. Frank Bayham, Chico, archaeology and historical interests; Carol Montgomery, Susanville, recreation interests; Jennifer Powell, Redding, recreation interests; John Bernstein, Berkeley, environmental interests; Bill Phillips, Susanville, wild horses and burros. Category three: Jessica Diermier, Susanville, environmental education; Martin Balding, Eagle Lake, state agencies involved in natural resources; Mary Nordstrom, Trinidad, public at large; Pat Frost, Weaverville, public at large; Leonard Moty, Redding, local elected officials. The advisory council will work closely with Haug and BLM managers in Susanville, Alturas, Redding and Arcata, advising on the BLMs full multiple use management mission. The new board replaces advisory councils previously in place for northeast and northwest California. It will meet several times a year in locations around the district.
29 Parcels Auctioned By BLM
May 5 15
There weren’t a lot of takers for federally owned lands on the auction block. Thirteen of 29 parcels the Bureau of Land Management put up for sale found buyers. The land purchases totaled 357.6 acres of the 597.6 acres available, while the bureau raised $19.2 million of the $29.7 million it set as the parcels’ total minimum price.
Bureau of Land Management Issues Decision on the Environmental Assessment for the Horse Canyon/Cortez Unified Exploration Project
Mar 5 15
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Mount Lewis Field Office has issued a Decision Record (DR) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Horse Canyon/Cortez Unified Exploration Project (HC/CUEP) that is located 35 miles southeast of the community of Battle Mountain in Eureka and Lander counties, Nevada. The decision of the Mount Lewis Field Manager, BLM Battle Mountain District, is to select the Proposed Action inclusive of applicant committed environmental protection measures of the Plan of Operations (Plan) and specified in Section 2.2.3 of the EA, as the BLMs Preferred Alternative. Barrick Gold Exploration Inc. submitted a Modification and Addendum to the Plan (File Number NVN-066621 (13-1A, 14-1A)) for the purpose of analyzing the environmental impacts of 159 acres of surface disturbance that exceeds the 250 acres of surface disturbance authorized under previous Plans. The total exploration-related disturbance within the Project boundary is currently 409 acres. Barrick has also submitted an Amendment to the Plan (File Number: NVN-066621 (14-2A)) to increase the acreage of allowable surface disturbance within the Project area by 140 acres for a total of 549 acres. Exploration activities of the Proposed Project would include overland access, new road construction, geophysical analysis, trenching, and test wells, monitoring wells, construction of exploration drill pads and sumps, and reclamation.