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Date: February 23, 2009
Contact: Mark Jacobsen (406) 233-2831
BLM Resource Advisory Council Meeting Set
The Bureau of Land Management Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council will meet Wednesday, March 4 at the Hampton Inn located at 5110 Southgate Drive in Billings.
The meeting is open to the public and will start at 8:00 a.m. in the Clark Room. The public comment period will be 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Interested persons may make oral presentations or file written statements for the council to consider. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited.
The meeting agenda will include Billings and Miles City Field Office updates, U.S. Forest Service campground fee proposals and various ongoing resource management issues.
The purpose of the council is to advise the Secretary of the Interior through the BLM on a variety of issues associated with public land management. For more information contact BLM RAC Coordinator Mark Jacobsen at (406)233-2831.
The BLM manages more land – 256 million acres – than any other federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. 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.