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Release Date: 07/16/09
Contacts: Heather Musclow 970-882-5632    

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Resource Management Subgroup to Meet

MONTROSE, Colo. — The Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Subgroup of the BLM’s Southwest Resource Advisory Council will meet Friday, August 14, to discuss the proposed resource management plan for the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.
The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and is scheduled to adjourn at noon. The meeting is open to the public, with a public comment period scheduled for 10 a.m. It will be held at the Anasazi Heritage Center in Dolores.
The 10-member subgroup has provided recommendations to the BLM Southwest Resource Advisory Council regarding development and implementation of the public lands within the Monument. The group will discuss comments received during public review of the draft management plan and environmental impact statement.
The Southwest RAC is one of three advisory councils to BLM Colorado. Composed of 15 members appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, individuals serving in each RAC represent a broad range of public land interests, ranging from environmental to local government to commercial activity. For more information on Colorado RACs, go to and select Resources, then Resource Advisory Councils.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 07-16-2009