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Release Date: 08/21/13
Contacts: Contact: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 876-9008    

New meeting location for Thursday’s BLM Resource Advisory Council meeting in Grand Junction

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.  – The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet Thursday in Grand Junction at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Ave. This is a new location from what was previously announced because of scheduling conflicts. 

The meeting runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public, with public comment periods related to items on the agenda scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Agenda items include a draft Roan Plateau resolution, the Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-grouse EIS, comment summary from the Grand Junction Field Office RMP, conditions of approval on grazing leases, special recreation permits, and field manager updates.

The Northwest Colorado RAC meets quarterly in northwestern Colorado. It is one of several citizen advisory councils to BLM Colorado. Its 15 members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior and represent a broad range of public land interests, including environmental, local government, wild horse and burro, and commercial activity. The Northwest RAC advises the BLM Colorado Northwest District, which includes the Grand Junction, White River, Little Snake, Kremmling and Colorado River Valley BLM field offices. More information about the NW RAC, visit:

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.

Last updated: 08-21-2013