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Release Date: 08/24/09
Contacts: Erin Curtis, Public Affairs Specialist, 970-244-3097    

Southwest Resource Advisory Council to Meet This Week in Lake City

Lake City, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management Colorado’s Southwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet this Friday, August 28, 2009, in Lake City at the Mary Stigall Theater at the Mosley Arts Center at 304 Silver Street.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and is scheduled to adjourn at 4 p.m.  It 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

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: 08-24-2009