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Members Named to BLM Northeast California Resource Advisory Council

The Bureau of Land Management’s Northeast California Resource Advisory Council is welcoming two new members and three returning members, following appointments by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.

New members include Rich DuVarney, of Susanville, representing the academic sector; and Russ Hawkins, of Bieber, representing timber industry interests. DuVarney currently serves as Lassen County superintendent of schools; Hawkins owns and operates a logging business.

Returning members include ranchers Ken McGarva, of Likely, and John Erquiaga, of Cedarville. Both represent holders of BLM livestock grazing permits. Frank Bayham, an archaeology professor at California State University, Chico, returns to the council representing archaeology and historical interests.

All were named to three-year terms.

“We are excited to welcome our new members and to see some of our long-standing members returning,” said Nancy Haug, the BLM’s Northern California District manager. “Our advisory council offers advice based on diverse points of view, and that helps the BLM make better natural resource management decisions.”

The advisory council works closely with managers of the BLM Alturas, Eagle Lake and Surprise field offices, advising on the full range of the BLM’s mission to manage and sustain multiple uses on public lands.

Information about the council can be found by visiting

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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