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Elko District Office
Release Date: 09/03/13
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2013-064

Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council to Meet Sept. 12 in Ely, Nevada

ELKO, Nev.--The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 in Ely, Nev. at 702 N. Industrial Way.  Members of the public and media are cordially invited to attend. 


The meeting will discuss Sage-grouse habitat and possible alternatives to the Sub-regional Greater Sage-grouse Environmental Impact Statement.


The public may present general written and/or oral comments to the RAC beginning at noon and will last approximately 30 minutes dependent upon the number of comments.  Written comments can also be submitted to Lesli Ellis, Public Affairs Officer (, Elko District Office, 3900 E. Idaho St., Elko, NV 89801, telephone (775) 753-0386. An agenda is posted here.


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, should contact Lesli Ellis no later than Sept. 10, 2013.

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: 09-03-2013