UKIAH, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management Ukiah Field Office will host a meeting seeking public input on the Interagency Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team assessment of damage to Federal lands from the Mendocino Complex fires on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center in the Cabernet Room #2, 200 S. School St., Ukiah.
“The BLM believes partnerships and inclusion are vital to managing sustainable, working public lands,” says Ukiah Field Manager Amanda James. “We want our outdoor enthusiasts and user groups helping us explore solutions for these charred landscapes, so together we can preserve the integrity of the trails and recreation areas for generations to come.”
More than 80,000 acres of BLM-managed public lands burned during the Pawnee, County, River and Ranch fires this year. Trails on the Cow Mountain Recreation Management Area were heavily damaged by the River Fire.
The BLM has created a new webpage at https://www.blm.gov/california/mendocino-complex-fires to make it easier for the public to access information about the BAER team assessment and impacts from the Mendocino Complex fires on federal lands in one location. Maps, photos, presentations and information will be shared on this site and an interactive map is being developed allowing users to turn on and off different layers and zoom into specific locations.
During the public meeting, BLM specialists and attendees will have a chance to review and discuss the maps and information generated by the BAER team.
Public lands keep America not only beautiful, but also strong. For more information, please contact the Ukiah Field Office at 707-468-4000.
–Bureau of Land Management Ukiah
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