Announcement: BLM wants your input on public lands: meetings in Willits, Humboldt, and more…

Tell the BLM what you want to see!

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A bridge at Little Darby, near Willits, part of local lands managed by the BLM. Photo from the BLM website.
A bridge at Little Darby, near Willits, part of local lands managed by the BLM. Photo from the BLM website.

The Bureau of Land Management recently announced they will be holding a series of public meetings seeking your input on the use of BLM lands in Northern California, concerning use of lands under management from the Redding and Arcata offices. The meetings for public comment will take place beginning in January and public comment will be accepted until early February: this is your opportunity to tell the BLM what you think!

The meetings will address planned updates to the Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, which impacts about 400,000 acres of public lands across Northern California. The agency will “work closely with tribal partners, country governments, and local, state, and federal agencies in developing the new plan.”

The meeting in Willits will take place Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Willits City Hall Community Center, 111 Commercial St. As of now this is the only meeting scheduled in Mendocino County.

There are additional meetings being held in Garberville, Eureka, Chico, Yreka, Weaverville, and Redding throughout January. More information from the full press release, including who to contact for more questions and the full schedule of meetings, can be found at Kym Kemp’s Redheaded Blackbelt website here. Information about the changes to the plan can be found on the BLM’s site here.

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