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Release Date: 08/08/12
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BLM’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council Meets Aug. 23 in Meeker (08-08-12)

BLM’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council Meets Aug. 23 in Meeker

The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council will meet Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds, 700 Sulphur Creek Road, Meeker, Colo. 

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

• BLM White River Oil and Gas RMP Amendment
• Wild Horse Management Resolution
• Colorado River Valley RAC RMP subgroup recommendations
• NW Sage Grouse EIS update
• BLM coal permitting process
• Field Manager Updates

The Northwest Colorado RAC meets quarterly in northwestern Colorado. It is one of several citizen advisory councils to BLM Colorado. 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. The Northwest RAC advises the BLM Colorado Northwest District, which includes the Grand Junction, White River, Little Snake, Kremmling and Colorado River Valley BLM field offices. More information about the NW RAC, is available at:

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: 08-08-2012