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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Ely District Office
 
Release Date: 08/30/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 , chanefel@blm.gov
News Release No. 2013-81

BLM Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council to Meet


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will meet with the Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) at 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, via video teleconference with participating locations at the BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr., in Las Vegas; Tonopah Field Office, 1553 South Main Street, in Tonopah; and Caliente Field Office, 1400 S. Front Street, in Caliente, Nev.

The RAC advises and makes recommendations to the BLM on public land management. Discussion items will include, but are not limited to, fire, fuels, sage grouse and desert tortoise. The meetings are open to the public and provide the public an opportunity to make comments to the citizen-based council. A public comment period is scheduled at 11:00 a.m.  The public is encouraged to attend and provide comment. Written comments can also be submitted to the RAC Coordinator, Chris Hanefeld at the Ely District Office, 702 North Industrial Way, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, NV 89301.  The agenda is available online at http://www.blm.gov/nv/ under “In the Spotlight.”

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

For more information, contact Chris Hanefeld, BLM Ely District Office public affairs specialist, at (775) 289-1842 or chanefel@blm.gov.



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.
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