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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lewistown Field Office
 
Release Date: 03/01/12
Contacts: Craig Flentie 406-538-1943    

BLM Resource Advisory Council to Meet in Lewistown


The Bureau of Land Management’s Central Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet March 6 and 7, 2012, at the BLM’s Central Montana District Office, at 920 NE Main, in Lewistown.

The March 6 meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with a 30-minute public comment period.  The council will then consider a number of topics including a council roundtable, BLM noxious weed control efforts, district managers’ updates, one-time commercial float permits on the Upper Missouri River, the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Conservations Strategy and the Judith Moccasin Travel Plan.  This meeting will adjourn at 5 p.m.

The March 7 meeting will begin at 8 a.m.  The council will consider an amenity fee proposal, and then hear an update about oil & gas fracking on public land.  At 10 a.m. there will be a 30 minute public comment period.  The group will then hear a presentation from Category 2, and review the Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission negotiations between BLM and the commission.  This meeting will conclude around noon with administrative duties.       

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. 

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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