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Release Date: 04/28/14
Contacts: Heather Feeney (media), (208) 373-4014,    
  Marsha Buchanan, (208) 384-3364 (meeting arrangements)    

BLM Resource Advisory Council schedules two meetings

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet on May 28, 2014, and June 5, 2014.  
The May 28 meeting will consist mainly of a field tour to examine the BLM’s efforts and plans for  juniper management in the Owyhee and Bruneau field offices.  The meeting will convene at the Marsing VFW Post located at 6606 Jump Creek Road, Marsing, Idaho, 83639, at 9:00 a.m. for a brief session that will include a public comment period.  Members of the public are invited to participate in the tour but must provide their own transportation.  On the field tour, Council members will examine the current and proposed projects regarding juniper management in the Juniper Mountain area.  

The June 5 meeting will be held at the BLM Boise District Office, located at 3948 S. Development Avenue, Boise, Idaho, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and adjourning at 2:00 p.m.  Members of the public are invited to attend.  A public comment period will be held.  During the meeting, the RAC’s Gateway West project subcommittee will present its report to the full RAC for a RAC decision. 

The Federal Land Policy and Management Act directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in planning and discussion of issues related to management of BLM-managed public lands.  The 15-member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in southwestern Idaho.  

At each full RAC meeting, time is provided in the agenda for hearing public comments.  This forum provides a good opportunity for people to ask questions of the citizen-based advisory council or to make comments that may assist RAC members in these planning efforts.  Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited.  

Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance should contact Marsha Buchanan, (208) 384-3364,  Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact Ms. Buchanan during normal business hours.  The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual.  You will receive a reply during normal business hours.  

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 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

Last updated: 04-28-2014