BLM Resource Advisory Council meeting to discuss Madison River recreation

Western Montana DO
Media Contact
David Abrams

MISSOULA, Mont. – The Bureau of Land Management’s Western Montana Resource Advisory Council will meet June 26-27 in Missoula.

The first day will involve a field tour to BLM sites of interest around Missoula. The June 27 business meeting will convene at the Holiday Inn in Missoula (Garden City Parlor D), 200 South Pattee Street, at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. The meeting is open to the public with a public comment period scheduled at 3:30 p.m.

Key agenda items include a discussion of the RAC Subcommittee report on Madison River recreation; reports from the managers of the Butte, Dillon, and Missoula BLM field offices about activities in their areas; and other resource management issues the council may raise.

For a copy of the agenda, email David Abrams at

Interested parties may make oral statements directly to the council during the 3:30 p.m. public comment period, or file written statements for the council to consider. Depending on the number of people who wish to make comments, a per-person time limit may be established.

While the meeting is scheduled from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., it may end earlier or later depending on the needs of group members. Therefore, members of the public interested in a specific agenda item or discussion should schedule their arrival accordingly.

The purpose of the RAC is to advise the Secretary of Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of issues associated with public land management.  The 15-member RAC includes individuals who have expertise or education in the planning and management of public lands and resources.