U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Alaska State Office
|Release Date: 10/15/12|
|News Release No. 12-21|
Yukon Lowlands-Kuskokwim Mountains-Lime Hills Rapid Ecoregional Assessment Community Meetings Announced
Anchorage—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a series of meetings in late October to present information and receive input on a Rapid Ecoregional Assessment (REA) occurring in the Yukon Lowlands, Kuskokwim Mountains and Lime Hills regions. Community members are encouraged to attend. Meetings are scheduled for:
Galena: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Community Center
Newhalen: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Teen Center
Aniak: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Community Center
An ecoregion is an area with similar vegetation, environmental conditions and ecological processes. This REA will compile existing environmental and ecological data to answer questions about the condition of current and future natural resources in the ecoregion. Land managers will integrate the results into regional land use planning initiatives.
For more information, contact Scott Guyer at (907) 271-3284 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
Alaska State Office 222 W. 7th Ave., #13 Anchorage, AK 99513-7504
|Last updated: 10-16-2012|
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