U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 10/16/12|
Southwest Resource Advisory Council to Meet (10-16-12)
DOLORES, Colo.—The Bureau of Land Management’s Southwest Resource Advisory Council will meet Friday, Oct. 26 at the Anasazi Heritage Center (27501 Hwy. 184) in Dolores.
The meeting begins at 9 a.m., is open to the public and the public comment period is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Individuals who want to make a statement during the public comment period should register with the BLM by sending an email to email@example.com by Tuesday, Oct. 23. Speakers should submit a written copy of their statement at the meeting for the administrative record. Depending on the number of speakers, the RAC may limit the length of presentations.
Agenda topics include:
· Elections of chair and vice chair
· Land Tenure
· BLM/Office of Surface Management Consolidation
· District and Field Office Management Reports
· Uncompahgre Field Office Resource Management Plan Alternatives
The Southwest 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, ranging from environmental to local government to commercial activity. For more information on Colorado RACs, go to http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Resources/racs/swrac.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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
29211 Highway 184 Dolores, CO 81323
|Last updated: 10-16-2012|
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