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Protect Important Public Lands in Northern California

English Ridge overlooking the Eel River. Photo by Lynn Ryan

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Arcata and Redding Field Offices are tasked with caring for about 400,000 acres (roughly 625 square-miles) of federal public land in Northern California. The BLM is currently seeking public input on how these lands should be managed over the next decade or more—including in the first years of the new Trump administration.

It is imperative that advocates for wilderness, wildlife and clean water get involved in this important process given that many in Congress are pushing for development on–or even and the wholesale disposal of federally-owned public lands. We also do not know how the incoming Trump administration will change the work of the BLM in Northwestern California. If you care about public lands in this region, make your voice heard!.

Please send an email to the BLM:

Save Rivers And Public Lands – Stop Deadbeat Dams!

McCloud RiverThe U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is finalizing its proposals for two dam projects that threaten to harm rare, free-flowing segments of the McCloud, Sacramento, and San Joaquin Rivers. In the process, thousands of acres of public lands providing outdoor recreation and important wildlife habitat would be flooded.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell oversees the Bureau, so she has the ultimate authority to reject these ineffective, costly, and destructive projects. So-called “drought relief” legislation currently pending in Congress also grants Secretary Jewell the clear authority to reject these dams.

Please send an email TODAY urging Secretary Jewell to reject these unneeded dam projects and do everything in her power to protect these magnificent rivers.