A plan for managing federal lands in Kern and all or parts of seven other counties has been released for public review.

The Bureau of Land Management's Proposed Bakersfield Resource Management Plan is designed to guide U.S. officials on the use of 404,000 acres of public lands and 1.2 million acres of mineral estate in Central California. Among the uses contemplated are recreation, transportation, energy development and livestock grazing.

The 30-day period for protesting the proposed plan and the accompanying environmental review statement is scheduled to expire Sept. 30.

Copies of the documents are available by request from the field manager of the BLM's Bakersfield field office, 3801 Pegasus Drive. It is also posted on the Internet at . For information, contact Sue Porter at 391-6022.

The Kern County Farm Bureau has scheduled its second annual Bounty of Kern County event for Oct. 20 at the Kern Ag Pavilion, 3300 E. Belle Terrace.

The event, which begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and includes dinner and horse races, is intended as a celebration of the county's agricultural production.

Tickets cost $75. Information is available online at kerncfb.com.