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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 10/06/09
Contacts: Erin Curtis, 970-244-3097    

Members Sought for Uncompahgre RMP Planning Group


MONTROSE, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management Field Office in Montrose and the Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council are seeking members of the public interested in serving on an advisory group for the Uncompahgre Field Office Resource Management Plan.
 
Participants will serve as a subgroup under the Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council (RAC), providing input from all of the diverse interests within the field office. Specifically, the RAC is seeking the following:
 
  • Three members who represent commercial uses or users such as livestock grazing, timber production, mining, oil and gas, realty/rights-of-ways, off-highway vehicle groups and commercial recreation such as guides and outfitters.
 
  • Three members who represent environmental organizations, historic/cultural interests, wildlife and other conservation organizations, and dispersed/general recreation users.
 
Members should also be residents of communities that lie within the Uncompahgre Field Office area, including Delta, Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray and the North Fork of the Gunnison in Gunnison County.
 
The subgroup will provide feedback to the Southwest RAC about the formulation of the Field Office’s Resource Management Plan. The subgroup will meet about once a month starting in January 2010.
 
The Southwest Colorado RAC is one of three advisory councils to BLM Colorado. Composed of 15 members 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 Southwest RAC advises the BLM’s Uncompahgre and Gunnison Field Offices and the San Juan Public Lands Center.
 
Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest to the Bureau of Land Management, 2465 S. Townsend Avenue, Montrose, Colorado 81401 by November 6, 2009. For additional information, call Barb Sharrow, Field Manager, or Bruce Krickbaum, Planner, at 970-240-5300.
 
For more information on Colorado RACs, go to http://www.blm.gov/rac/co/co_index.htm.
 


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: 10-07-2009