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Release Date: 07/23/09
Contacts: Erin Curtis, Public Information Officer, (970) 244-3097    

Southwest Resource Advisory Council to Meet in Lake City (7/23/09)

Montrose, CO -- The Bureau of Land Management Colorado’s Southwest Resource Advisory Council will meet Friday, August 28, 2009, in the Mary Stigall Theater at the Mosley Arts Center at 304 Silver Street in Lake City.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and is scheduled to adjourn at 4 p.m.  The meeting is open to the public, with a public comment period scheduled for 2:30 p.m.  Agenda topics include:

• Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Plan update
• Update on potential land acquisitions in Silverton area
• Update on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects
• Alpine Loop Recreation Plan update
• Hanging Flume project proposal

The Southwest RAC is one of three advisory councils to BLM Colorado. The 15 members that compose each RAC are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior and represent a broad range of public land interests. For more information on Colorado RACs, including a full agenda for this meeting, go to

Please note that the meeting location has moved to Lake City from Silverton, Colorado.

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: 07-24-2009