BLM Arizona schedules Resource Advisory Council meetings

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PHOENIX – The Bureau of Land Management’s Arizona Resource Advisory Council (Council) will meet July 16 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST); October 29-30 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST each day; and December 11-12, 2024, from 8:00 to 4:30 p.m. MST. 

The meetings are open to the public, with a public comment period scheduled on all meeting days.  

The agenda for the July meeting, to be held virtual only, will include revisiting a recreation fee proposal for the U.S. Forest Service’s Tonto National Forest, for which follow-up was recommended at the April 2024 meeting.

The agendas for the October and December meetings, which will be held in-person with a virtual attendance option, will include updates on BLM project work that supports Department of the Interior priorities; resource management updates, including the latest initiatives; and a presentation and recommendations on recreation business plan updates and fee amendment proposals. BLM Arizona is developing recreation business plans that would modernize the way recreation fee sites are managed. Further information on the business plans that may be presented to the Council can be viewed at

Detailed minutes for Council meetings will be maintained in the BLM Arizona State Office.  Minutes will also be posted to the Council’s web page at

Virtual participation instructions, and final agendas will be confirmed for the public via a BLM announcement, social media, on the Council’s web page at, and through personal contact at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting.

Written comments for the Council may be sent electronically in advance of the scheduled meeting to Dolores Garcia, Public Affairs Specialist, at, or in writing to BLM Arizona State Office/AZ-912, One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona, 85004-4427. All comments will be provided to the Council.