The management plan for the Kanaka Valley, a wildlife corridor and home to rare plant species in western El Dorado County, has been released by the federal Bureau of Land Management.
The 695-acre property near Rescue was acquired by the BLM in 2010. The management plan which covers matters such as fuels management, recreation, and protection of wildland and plant habitat was developed through a community-based process that included 16 public meetings. A draft plan was released for a public comment period in April 2012.
"The BLM considers the Kanaka Valley Management Plan to be the best approach to fulfill BLM policy requirements, honor the intent of the acquisition, conserve rare plant species and other sensitive resources, and balance community input from planning meetings," Bill Haigh, Mother Lode Field Office manager, said in a written statement.
The Kanaka Valley has a diversity of animals and plants, including some rare plant species.
The management plan and the BLM's decision of record are posted at www.blm.gov/ca/motherlode. Copies of the plan also may be requested by calling the agency's Mother Lode Field Office at (916) 941-3101, of by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.