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Alaska State Office
Release Date: 03/04/14
Contacts: Erin Curtis, 907-271-4418,    
  Thom Jennings, 907-271-3335,    
News Release No. 14-12

BLM-Alaska Resource Advisory Council Sub-Committee on Placer Mining to Meet

ANCHORAGE -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC) placer mining subcommittee will meet via videoconference on March 7, 2014.
The subcommittee will meet from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. from the Fairbanks District Office at 1150 University Avenue and Anchorage District Office on Campbell Tract at 4700 BLM Road. The public is invited to attend.
The RAC advises and makes recommendations to the BLM on public land management issues. Discussion items at the subcommittee will include ways to develop an effective communication and outreach strategy for the BLM placer mining policy.
For more information or if interested in attending the meeting, please contact RAC Coordinator Thom Jennings at 907-271-3335,

The BLM’s Resource Advisory Councils, composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, help the Bureau carry out its stewardship of 245 million acres of public lands. The full BLM-Alaska RAC meets at least twice a year. More information on the BLM Alaska RAC is online at

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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