DATE: May 28, 2004
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2004-40
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is holding a Northeastern Great Basin Resource
Advisory Council (RAC) meeting on June 10 & 11, 2004, at the BLM Elko Field Office, 3900
East Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. on June 10th and 9:00 a.m.
on June 11th.
The June 10th meeting will be a field tour to Newmont Mining Corporation’s Gold Quarry
to discuss mining and dewatering topics. The tour will also visit Maggie Creek to discuss stream
rehabilitation sites and the Hunter site to discuss the California National Historic Trail
Discussion topics at the June 11th meeting include the RAC Chairs’ meeting in Phoenix,
Arizona, the Ely Resource Management Plan and a Mining update.
The Federal Land Policy and Management Act directs the Secretary of the Interior to
involve the pub lic in planning and discussion of issues related to management of BLM
administered public lands. The three Resource Advisory Councils in Nevada accommodate this
community participation directive. The Councils’ membership represents interests in mining,
environmental, wild horse and burro, Native American, livestock, state agencies, and elected
The RAC provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and
management of the public lands. Meetings are open to the public and pub lic comment periods are
included in each meeting. This forum provides an excellent opportunity for people to ask
questions of the citizen-based advisory council or to make comments that may assist RACs in
their planning efforts. The public comment period will begin at 9:30 a.m. on June 11th.
For more information about the RAC meeting, contact Mike Brown at the BLM Elko
Field Office, (775) 753-0386.