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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Arizona State Office
 
Release Date: 04/29/13
Contacts: Pamela A. Mathis (623) 580-5509    

BLM Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meets May 1 in Phoenix


PHOENIX, AZ – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet in Phoenix on May 1, 2013. 

The agenda includes a presentation from the Kaibab Vermilion Cliffs Heritage Allianceona case study in public/private partnerships for cultural resource research and conservation and other program updates.

The RAC business meeting will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the BLM National Training Center located at 9828 North 31st Avenue, Phoenix, near the Metro Center. Established in 1995, the statewide citizen-based council provides advice to the BLM on land management programs and issues affecting public lands in Arizona. The RAC members always welcome public comments during a 30-minute period scheduled at 11:00 a.m.

In addition, the RAC has been authorized to review and provide advice on recreation fee proposals for the BLM and U.S. Forest Service recreation sites in Arizona, as required by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004. At 12:30 p.m., the RAC will recess and open a session for the Arizona Recreation Resource Advisory Council (RRAC) for the review and recommendations on the topic of the Forest Service’s Mt. Lemmon Settlement Agreement.The Arizona Recreation RAC public comment period will begin at 1:30 p.m. 

Upon reconvening the regular RAC session, the working group chairs have an opportunity to present reports on: Recreation/Communities; Water/Healthy Landscapes; Energy; and Rangeland Health and Livestock Grazing. 

The following is a list of the RAC members, the category they represent and their residence:

Name
Bill Brake*
Carolyn Loder
Stuart Bengson**
Thomas Hulen
Maggie Sacher
Eric Gorsegner
Elizabeth Buchroeder
Glendon Collins
Doug Traub
Carl Taylor
Lawrence Snead
Dawn Hubbs
Larry Howery
Jeffrey Sargent
* Chair
** Elected Official
Representing
Commodity/Grazing
Commodity/Energy/Minerals
Commodity/Energy/Minerals
Commodity/Commercial Recreation
Commodity/Commercial Recreation
Non-Commodity/Environmental
Non-Commodity/Historical/Archaeology
Non-Commodity/Dispersed Recreation
Non-Commodity/Dispersed Recreation
Non-Commodity/Historical/Archaeology
Local Area/Public-At-Large
Local Area/Indian Tribe
Local Area/Academia
Local Area/Public-At-Large
Residence
Scottsdale
Tempe
Tucson
Tempe
Marble Canyon
Phoenix
Vail
Phoenix
Lake Havasu City
Flagstaff
Phoenix
Hackberry
Tucson
Peoria
Term
11/2013
11/2013
09/2014
09/2015
09/2015
11/2013
11/2013
09/2014
09/2014
09/2015
11/2013
09/2014
09/2015
09/2015
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For additional meeting information, contact Pamela Mathis at (623) 580-5509.



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: 04-29-2013