U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lewistown Field Office
|Release Date: 05/08/09|
Central Montana RAC to Meet May 27-28
Lewistown--The Bureau of Land Management’s Central Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet May 27 & 28 in Lewistown, Montana.
The two-day meeting will be held in the Lewistown Field Office (920 NE Main Street) main conference room.
The May 27 meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a 30-minute public comment period. Through the balance of this meeting the RAC will hear/consider a variety of topics including: a briefing from Mr. Gene Terland (the BLM’s Montana/Dakotas State Director); the BLM’s bison conservation initiative; field managers’ updates; a stewardship project with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation; an educational partnership; and National Public Lands Day. This meeting will break for a one-hour lunch around 11:30 and is scheduled to adjourn at 5:00 p.m.
The May 28 meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a 30-minute public comment period. The RAC will then hear about and/or act upon the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a new monument related newsletter, fee proposals from the U.S. Forest Service, and a visionary conversation about the future management of BLM lands in the Missouri Breaks. The RAC will then resolve a series of administrative details (the next meeting date, location, travel vouchers etc.). This meeting will break for a one-hour lunch around 11:45 and is scheduled to adjourn at 3:30 p.m.
The Central Montana Resource Advisory Council is a 15-member citizen advisory council that meets about every three months at various locations throughout north central Montana. This council advises the BLM concerning a wide array of public resource issues.
The public is encouraged to attend these council meetings and a public comment period is provided at the beginning of each meeting.
If you have questions about the council or this meeting, please contact Craig Flentie at 406-538-1943.
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.
Lewistown Field Office 920 NE Main Street Lewistown, MT 59457
|Last updated: 06-28-2012|
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