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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lewistown Field Office
 
Release Date: 11/22/11
Contacts: Craig Flentie 406-538-1943    
     

BLM's Central Montana Resource Advisory Council to Meet in Lewistown


The Bureau of Land Management’s Central Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet December 6 and 7, at the BLM’s Central Montana District Office, at 930 NE Main, in Lewistown.

The December 6 meeting will begin at 10:00 am with a 30-minute public comment period. The council will then consider a number of topics including a charter review, new member orientation, a presentation from the Montana Associate State Director, information about the upcoming greater sage grouse planning effort and district managers’ updates.
 
The December 7 meeting will begin at 8:00 am with a 30-minute public comment period. Following public comment the RAC will participate in a 2012 work plan exercise, hear a presentation from Category 1, and field briefings on the user statistics from this past recreation season on the Upper Missouri River and the purpose for the National Landscape Conservation System.
 
This council is a 15-member citizen advisory group that advises the Secretary of the Interior on a variety of management issues associated with public land management in Montana. 
 
Secretary of the Interior Salazar recently appointed four new members and reappointed one member to this council. Jason Birdwell and Clive Rooney (both from Lewistown) Dana Darlington from Big Sandy, and Dan Kluck from Malta, are new appointees to the RAC; and Ron Poertner from Winifred, was reappointed. All will serve three-year terms.
    
Members of the public are encouraged to offer their comments or concerns about BLM managed public lands during the public comment portion of these meetings. The public is also welcome to attend and observe all RAC meetings.
 
For additional information about the RAC or this meeting, contact Kaylene Patten or Craig Flentie at 406-538-1900.


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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