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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Elko District Office
 
Release Date: 12/09/13
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 , lellis@blm.gov
News Release No. ELDO 2014-008

BLM Northeastern Great Basin RAC Greater Sage-Grouse Subcommittee to Meet


ELKO, Nev. – The Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) Greater Sage-Grouse subcommittee is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Dec. 17; Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Monday, Jan. 27, via video teleconference, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the following BLM District Offices:

Elko District Office, 3900 E. Idaho St., Elko 
Ely District Office, 702 N. Industrial Way, Ely
Battle Mountain District Office, 50 Bastian Rd., Battle Mountain

The RAC advises and makes recommendations to the BLM on public land management. The Greater Sage-Grouse subcommittee will provide recommendations to the RAC on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Nevada and Northeastern California Sub-regional Greater Sage-Grouse Resource Management Plan Amendment. Planning Subcommittee discussion items will include, but are not be limited to, alternatives addressed in the draft EIS. The meetings are open to the public.

Individuals planning to attend and needing special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact Lesli Ellis no later than Dec. 13, 2013.

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 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 Lesli Ellis, BLM Elko District Office public affairs specialist, at (775) 753-0386 or lellis@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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Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 12-09-2013