Conservation Lands Foundation Praises Bureau of Land Management’s Final Management Plan for Public Lands in Northwestern California

Conservation Lands Foundation
|June 20, 2024

Humboldt, CA - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its final plan on June 21, for how it will steward 382,000 acres of public lands in northwestern California. The long anticipated plan updates management direction for public lands in Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Trinity, Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama and Butte counties. These plans were last updated in the early 1990s. A diverse coalition of local advocates have been involved in the process for several years – BLM's draft environmental review began in 2016 and was put on hold until 2021– and praise the plan for increasing climate resiliency of the landscape and addressing wildfire threats in some of the state’s most prized forest lands and waterways.

Statement from Jora Fogg, California Associate Program Director at Conservation Lands Foundation

“Expanses of mountains, lush river valleys, rugged coastline, complex forest ecosystems and working ranchlands all require new innovative approaches to management especially in the face of the state’s climate crisis. This plan is years in the making and we’re thrilled to see the BLM carry out a planning process with meaningful local input and collaboration.

“This historic plan recognizes the value of restoring and conserving our public lands while ensuring the public’s much needed access to nature. Public lands in northwest California are some of the most iconic in the state and BLM deserves a lot of credit for their vision to help keep them that way for future generations” said Jora Fogg, California Associate Program Director at Conservation Lands Foundation.

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