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Release Date: 04/26/12
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 876-9008    

BLM NW Colorado Resource Advisory Council meets May 10 in Silt (04-26-12)

SILT, Colo.  – The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council will meet 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 10 in Silt, Colo., at the BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road.

The meeting is open to the public, with public comment periods scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Agenda topics include:

• New oil and gas technologies and BLM planning
• BLM Colorado coal program overview
• Wild horse and burro discussion
• Partnering with Eagle County on river access
• Updates from each Field Office

The Northwest Colorado RAC is a citizen advisory council that advises the BLM Colorado Northwest District, which includes the Grand Junction, White River, Little Snake, Kremmling and Colorado River Valley BLM field offices. Its 15 members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior and represent a broad range of public land interests, including environmental, local government, wild horse and burro, and commercial activity.

For a detailed agenda and more information about the NW RAC, visit


Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meeting
May 10, 2012

Silt, Colorado


8 a.m. -- Welcome, Introductions, Housekeeping – Pat Kennedy

8:15 a.m. – New oil and gas drilling technologies and BLM planning – Grisso, Cagney

9:15 a.m. – Upper Colorado River Wild and Scenic River Stakeholders Alternative – Smith

9:45 a.m. – Resolution – Continuing FLREA fee recommendation authority – Vasquez

10 a.m. -- Public comment

10:15 -- Break

10:30 a.m.  – Wild Horse Management letter (Feb. 2010) update and discussion – Shue
11 a.m. -- BLM Colorado Coal Program and Procedures – Charlie Beechum, Colorado BLM SO

11:45 a.m. – Lunch

Noon – Lunch presentation – Partnering with Eagle County on River Access – Toby Sprunk, Eagle Co

12:45 p.m. – Discussion – Media contacts with individual RAC members – Riggs

1 p.m.  – Field and District Manager Updates

2 p.m. – Public comment

2:15 Break

2:20 p.m. – Subgroup updates
• McInnis Canyons

2:45 p.m. – Next meeting agenda items

3 p.m. Adjourn

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.

  2300 River Frontage Road      Silt, CO 81652  

Last updated: 04-26-2012