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Elko District Office
Release Date: 03/20/12
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2012-029

BLM Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council Schedules 2012 Meetings

ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will meet with the Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) three times in Nevada in 2012: April 19, in Elko; July 19-20, in Ely; and Sept. 20, in Battle Mountain. All meetings are open to the public.

The RAC advises and makes recommendations to the BLM on public land management. Discussion items will include, but are not limited to, renewable energy development and transmission, the greater sage-grouse, BLM Battle Mountain district resource management plan, wild horse and burro program and recreation development plans.

Meeting times will be made public prior to each meeting. Each meeting will include a general public comment period that will be listed in the final meeting agenda that will be available two weeks prior to each meeting.

  • April 19: California Trail Interpretive Center, Elko 
    • Eight miles west of Elko at I-80 exit 292, Hunter
  • July 19-20: BLM Ely District Office in Ely
    • 702 N. Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89302
  • Sept. 20: BLM Battle Mountain District Office in Battle Mountain
    • 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820

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 Northeastern Great Basin RAC is one of three such councils in Nevada that accommodates this community participation directive. Represented on the council are commercial and non-commercial users that include elected officials and state agencies, environmental, livestock, mining, Native American, and wild horse and burro.

For more information, contact Lesli Ellis, BLM Elko District Office, (775) 753-0386 or

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.

Last updated: 03-20-2012