Salt Lake City—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory/Recreation Resource Advisory Council will meet Feb. 21-22, 2013, in Salt Lake City.
On Feb. 21, from 1:00–5:00 p.m., the Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet at the BLM-Utah State Office, Monument Conference Room, 440 West 200 South, Fifth Floor, Salt Lake City. Agenda topics will include current BLM events and issues in Utah; an update on alternatives for regional planning through 2015; interim guidance for Sage-grouse management in Utah; an update on the draft strategic plan for BLM-Utah lands in the National Landscape Conservation System; and an update on a potential partnership with the Utah Film Commission.
On Feb. 22, from 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., the U.S. Forest Service and the BLM will present the following recreation fee proposals: BLM Monticello Field Office is proposing to increase fees for recreational boating on the San Juan River in San Juan County; the BLM Red Cliffs National Conservation Area is proposing to increase fees at the Red Cliffs Recreation Area in Washington County; and the Manti-La Sal National Forest is proposing to increase fees at the Seely Guard Station in Emery County, Utah. A 30-minute public comment period is scheduled from 10:45–11:15 a.m., when members of the public may address the council. Members of the public may also send written comments to: Bureau of Land Management, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101. An additional topic will cover updates on the St. George/Cedar City Resource Management Plans.
Following the business meeting (from 2:30–4:00 p.m.), a BLM-Utah State Director’s awards function for invited guests will recognize public land partners and outgoing RAC members.
All meetings are open to the public, but transportation, lodging and meals are the responsibility of the participating public.
For further information, contact Sherry Foot, Special Programs Coordinator, Utah State Office, Bureau of Land Management, at (801) 539-4195.
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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 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.