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Release Date: 02/22/12
Contacts: Shannon Borders, 970-240-5399    

Bureau of Land Management’s Southwest Resource Advisory Council to Meet (02-22-12)

MONTROSE, Colo.—The Bureau of Land Management’s Southwest Resource Advisory Council will meet Wednesday, Mar. 7 and Thursday, Mar. 8 at the Holiday Inn Express, 1391 South Townsend Ave., in Montrose.

The meeting is open to the public and begins at 3:30 p.m. on Mar. 7 and at 8 a.m. on Mar. 8.  The public comment period is scheduled during the statewide Resource Advisory Council meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 6 at 3:50 p.m.  For more details about the statewide Resource Advisory Council meeting, go to

Agenda topics for the Southwest Resource Advisory Council include:
• Land tenure transactions
• BLM’s economic contributions to Colorado
• Oil Shale Environmental Impact Statement
• District and Field Office Management Reports
The Southwest RAC is one of three advisory councils to BLM Colorado. Composed of 15 members appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, individuals serving in each RAC represent a broad range of public land interests, ranging from environmental to local government to commercial activity. For more information on Colorado RACs, 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.

  2465 South Townsend Avenue      Montrose, CO 81401  

Last updated: 02-22-2012