Contact: David Boyd, 970-947-2832

 May 14, 2009


BLM’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council
meets May 28 in Browns Park

The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council will meet May 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lodore Hall in Browns Park.  Lodore Hall is approximately 50 miles west of Maybell, Colo., on Highway 318.

The meeting is open to the public, with public comment periods scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Agenda topics include:

· 10-year review of Land Health Standards and Guides
· Discussions of air quality, socioeconomic, and wild horse resolutions
· National Oil Shale Association update on oil shale
· Briefing on new Dominguez-Escalante NCA and Wilderness
· Updates from Field Offices  

The Northwest Colorado RAC is one of three advisory councils to BLM Colorado. RACs are composed of 15 citizens appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. Individuals serving in each RAC represent a broad range of public land interests, including environmental, local government, and commercial activity. The Northwest RAC advises the Grand Junction, White River, Little Snake, Kremmling and Glenwood Springs BLM field offices.

For more information on Colorado RACs, go to www.blm.gov/co and select Resources, then Resource Advisory Councils.

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Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meeting
May 28, 2009
Lodore Hall
Browns Park, Colorado

Agenda

8 a.m. Opening remarks, housekeeping

8:15 a.m. Brown’s Park refuge manager, Homemakers Association

8:30 a.m. 10-year Standards and Guides overview

9 a.m. Glenwood RMP Subcommittee – involvement post-alternative development

9:30 a.m. Other RMP Subcommittee updates -- GJFO, WRFO, KFO, McInnis

10 a.m. Public Comment

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Resolutions from Statewide RAC meeting
· Air quality, Charlie Kerr
· Wild horses, Dona Shue
· Socioeconomics, T Wright Dickinson

11:30 a.m. Dominguez-Escalante NCA and Wilderness Designation

Noon Lunch

1 p.m. Oil Shale Forecast, Industry perspective – Glenn Vawter

1:45 p.m. Break

2 p.m. Public comment

2:15 p.m. District Manager and Field Manager Updates

2:45 p.m. Next meeting agenda items

3 p.m. Adjourn