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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lewistown Field Office
 
Release Date: 04/05/10
Contacts: Craig Flentie 406-538-1943    

BLM Council to Meet in Lewistown


The Bureau of Land Management’s Central Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet April 13 and 14 at the BLM’s Central Montana District Office (920 North East Main Street) in Lewistown.

The April 13 meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a 30-minute public comment period. Following that the RAC will hear updates from two subgroups; one dealing with bison and the second with amenity fees. The council will then hear a presentation about the Undaunted Stewardship program; hear a status report about area American Reinvestment and Recovery Act projects; review the statewide public access project; hear updates from BLM district managers and the Great Falls Oil and Gas Field Station manager; and view a presentation called BLM Proud. This meeting will adjourn at 5:30.

The April 14 meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a 30-minute public comment period. The RAC will then leave for a field trip to review the Ruby/Lime road project.  They will reconvene in the BLM office at 1:00 to conduct a discussion among RAC members and address administrative details for their next meeting. This meeting will adjourn at 2:30 p.m.

The RAC is a 15-member citizen advisory group that involves members of the public with public resource issues and decisions.

The BLM is currently seeking nominations for five positions on this council. If you are interested in serving on the RAC, please contact Craig Flentie at 406-538-1943 for additional information.



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.
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Last updated: 06-28-2012