DATE: January 19, 2005
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2005-14
BLM ANNOUNCES RESOURCE ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet on January 28, 2005, at the BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, Nevada. The meeting will begin at 7:45 a.m. and the morning portion of the meeting will be a joint meeting with the Sierra Front-Northwest Great Basin RAC.
There will be a panel presentation and discussion about the proposed Southern Nevada Water Authority pipeline to central Nevada. Other topics to be discussed at the meeting include Sage Grouse Delisting update, 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 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 officials.
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 1:30 p.m. on January 28th.
For more information about the RAC meeting, contact Mike Brown at the BLM Elko Field Office, (775) 753-0386.