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Release Date: 12/27/11
Contacts: Denise Adamic, BLM (719) 269-8553    

BLM Front Range Resource Advisory Council meets Jan. 18 in Canon City (12-23-11)

The Bureau of Land Management’s Front Range Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet Jan.18 from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office, 3028 East Main Street, Cañon City, Colo.

The meeting is open to the public with time for public comment scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Agenda topics include:
• Introduction of new RAC members
• Election of new Chair
• BLM Managers’ updates
• RecRac discussion and training
• Fee proposals discussion: Zapata Falls, Penitente Canyon, Shelf Road Campground

Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the Front Range RAC now has authority to make formal recommendations on specific recreation fee proposals for BLM areas. Specific information regarding these three fee proposals as well as more details about the Front Range RAC can be found at:

The Front Range RAC is a 15-member group of citizens appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. The council provides recommendations to the BLM’s Front Range District regarding the management of public lands within the Royal Gorge and San Luis Valley Field Offices. It is one of three RACs that advise BLM Colorado on public lands issues.

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.

  3028 E. Main Street      Canon City, CO 81212  

Last updated: 12-29-2011