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 Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity, Siskiyou, Shasta, Butte, and Tehama counties on behalf of the American people. 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. If you care about how the BLM’s holdings in these counties are managed, this is your opportunity to make your voice heard!
Attend a Public Meeting
Please attend one or more of the following public meetings. All meetings are from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Redding: Monday, Jan. 9, Civic Center Community Room (Redding City Hall), 777 Cypress Ave.
Weaverville: Tuesday, Jan. 10, Veterans Memorial Hall, 103 Memorial Dr.
Eureka: Wednesday, Jan. 11, Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 911 Waterfront Dr.
Garberville/Redway: Thursday, Jan. 12, Mateel Community Center, 54 Rusk Ln., Redway
Willits: Tuesday, Jan. 17, Willits City Hall Community Center, 111 Commercial St.
Chico: Wednesday, Jan. 18, Oxford Suites, 2035 Business Ln.
Yreka: Thursday, Jan. 19, Miner’s Inn, 122 E. Miner St.
At the meetings, please request that the BLM:
• Protect all areas that meet the definition of “Land with Wilderness Characteristics”;
• Protect all streams that are eligible for “wild and scenic river” status; and
• Protect and restore all special habitats, including old-growth conifer forests, oak woodlands, grasslands, salmon streams and rare plant populations.
Feel free to include any personal experience you may have with local BLM areas, why these public lands are important to you and what activities you enjoy on these lands.
If you can’t make the meeting, please submit your comments electronically today. Our knowledgeable behind the scenes work will be an effective brake to much of the incoming Trump administrations most pernicious policies. The deadline to submit comments is February 3, 2017.