DATE: February 2, 2004
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2004-23
BLM ANNOUNCES RESOURCE ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is holding a Northeastern Great Basin Resource
Advisory Council (RAC) meeting on February 12, 2004, at the Eureka Opera House Office, 31
South Main, Eureka, Nevada. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m.
There will be a panel presentation and discussion on water quality, proper functioning
condition, and riparian issues. Following the panel presentation and discussion, there will be
discussion of BLM policy and procedure for those issues. Other topics to be discussed at the
meeting include the RAC Standards and Guidelines document and a Mining Update,
The Federal Land Policy and Management Act directs the Secretary of the Interior to
involve the public 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 public 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 10:00 a.m. on February 12th .
For more information about the RAC meeting, contact Mike Brown at the BLM Elko
Field Office, (775) 753-0386.