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Elko District Office
Release Date: 09/06/12
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2012-065

Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council to Meet Sept. 20

ELKO, Nev.--The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will hold a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Battle Mountain District Office.  Members of the public and media are cordially invited to attend. 


The meeting will take place at the Battle Mountain District Office located at 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain. RAC members will meet in the parking lot of the District parking lot at 8 a.m. for travel to the Shoshone OHV Trail. After briefs at the trailhead, RAC members will travel back to the District Office for the remainder of the meeting.


Agenda items for discussion include: Recreation Travel planning and implementation, upcoming and past Wild Horse and Burro gathers and possible creation of a state Wild Horse & Burro subcommittee.


The public may present general written and/or oral comments to the RAC beginning at 11 a.m.  An agenda is posted at: 


Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, or those wishing a printed copy of the agenda, may contact Lesli Ellis, Public Affairs Officer (, Elko District Office, 3900 E. Idaho St., Elko, NV  89801, telephone (775) 753-0386, no later than September 19, 2012.

In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management formed 24 RACs in the western States to provide advice on the management of public lands and resources. These citizen-based groups provide an opportunity for individuals from all backgrounds and interests to have a voice in the management of the public lands, and to help improve their health and productivity.  RAC recommendations address all public land issues, including: land use planning, recreation, noxious weeds, and wild horse and burro herd management areas.

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.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 09-06-2012