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Alaska State Office
Release Date: 04/14/14
Contacts: Erin Curtis, 907-271-4418,    
  Thom Jennings, 907-271-3335,    
News Release No. 14-19

BLM-Alaska Resource Advisory Council to meet in Fairbanks April 23 & 24

ANCHORAGE – The BLM-Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet next week at the Fairbanks Westmark Hotel in in the Yukon Room. The hotel is located at 813 Noble Street in Fairbanks, Alaska 99701.  The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. on both April 23 & 24. The council will accept comments from the public on Wednesday, April 23 from 3:15-4:15 p.m.

The agenda includes discussion regarding new policies for placer mining. The council formed a fact-finding subcommittee to assist the BLM with communicating and educating the stakeholders prior to implementing the new policies. The subcommittee will report on their preliminary work to the full RAC. 

Other items of interest on the agenda include updates on land use planning, development in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, upcoming Red Devil Mine cleanup actions and other topics of interest to the RAC. A complete agenda is available on the RAC web page (see the URL below).

The meeting is open to the public. Depending on the number of people wishing to comment, time for individual oral comments may be limited. Please be prepared to submit written comments if necessary.

To learn more about the BLM-Alaska RAC, please visit

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. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

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Last updated: 04-15-2014