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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Arizona State Office
 
Release Date: 01/17/14
Contacts: Dorothea Boothe, (602) 417-9219, or dboothe@blm.gov    

BLM Arizona Resource Advisory Council to Meet in Phoenix


PHOENIX – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet in Phoenix on January 29-30, 2014. Established in 1995, the statewide citizen-based council provides advice to the BLM on land management programs and issues affecting public lands in Arizona. In addition, the RAC has been authorized to review and provide advice on all recreation fee proposals for the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service (FS) recreation sites in Arizona, as required by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004. The Recreation RAC Working Group will review and make recommendations on U.S. Forest Service recreation fee proposals at this meeting.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the RAC Working Group meetings on January 29, and the Business meeting on January 30. The meetings will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., respectively at the BLM National Training Center located at 9828 North 31st Avenue in Phoenix.  A half-hour public comment period is scheduled on the day of the Business meeting from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. during the RRAC Session for any interested members of the public who wish to address the Council on BLM or Forest Service recreation fee programs, and again from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. for any interested members of the public who wish to address the Council on BLM programs and business in general. Depending on the number of persons wishing to speak and time available, the time for individual comments may be limited. Written comments may be sent to the Bureau of Land Management at One N. Central Ave., Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85004, attention Arizona RAC Coordinator.

Planned agenda items include: a welcome and introduction of Council members; BLM State Director’s update on BLM programs and issues; updates on the RAC Colorado River District Grazing Subcommittee; Section 106 Consultation Process; Department of the Interior Themes and Landscape Level Opportunities for BLM; Sonoran Landscape Pilot;U.S. Forest Service Recreation Fee Program Proposals; reports by the RAC Working Groups; RAC questions on BLM District Manager Reports; and other items of interest to the RAC.
 
Following is a list of the RAC members, the category they represent, their residence and term.
 
Name
Representing
Residence
Term
*Bill Brake
Commodity/Grazing
Scottsdale
11/2016
Stu Bengson
Commodity/Energy/Minerals
Tucson
09/2014
Maggie Sacher
Commodity/Recreation
Marble Canyon
09/2015
Thomas Hulen
Commodity/Energy/Minerals
Tempe
09/2015
Emmett Sturgill
Commodity/Grazing
Kingman
11/2016
Douglas Traub
Non-Commodity/Dispersed Recreation
Lake Havasu City
09/2014
Glendon Collins
Non-Commodity/Dispersed Recreation
Phoenix
09/2014
Carl Taylor
Non-Commodity/Historical/Archaeology
Flagstaff
09/2015
Michael Quigley
Non-Commodity/Environmental
Tucson
11/2016
H. Maaike Schotborgh
Non-Commodity/Environmental
Tucson
11/2016
Gary Watson
Local Area/Elected Official (vice Lunt)
Kingman
09/2014
Dawn Duncan-Hubbs
Local Area/Indian Tribe
Hackberry
09/2014
Larry Howery
Local Area/Academia
Tucson
09/2015
Jeffrey Sargent
Local Area/Public-At-Large
Peoria
09/2015
H. Drew John
Local Area/Public-At-Large
Safford
11/2016
Vacant (non-voting)
Governor’s Representative
Phoenix
N/A
*RAC Chair
 
 
 
 
The next RAC meeting has not been scheduled. For more information about the Arizona RAC, visit the website at http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/res/rac.html


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: 01-17-2014