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Release Date: 11/21/13
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 876-9008    

BLM Northwest Resource Advisory Council meets Dec. 5 in Silt (11-21-13)

SILT, Colo.  – The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet Thursday, Dec. 5 in Silt at the BLM’s Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road.   
The meeting runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public, with public comment periods related to items on the agenda scheduled for 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. 
Agenda items include the Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-grouse EIS, air quality modeling and land use planning, data management system for the White River Field Office, and 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, visit:  
Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Dec. 5, 2013
Colorado River Valley Field Office
Silt, Colorado
10 a.m. – Introductions, Housekeeping
10:15 a.m. Greater Sage-Grouse EIS, next steps – Erin Jones, Bridget Clayton
11:15 a.m. – Public comment period
11:30 a.m. Air quality and land use planning – Megan Stouffer
12:30 p.m. – Lunch
1:15 p.m. – Field Manager Updates
2 p.m. – Public comment period
2:15 p.m. -- Data Management System for WRFO – Kent Walter
2:35 p.m. – Follow up, fencing discussion – Wes McStay
2:50 p.m. – Set 2014 meeting dates, next meeting agenda items
3 p.m. Formally Adjourn NW RAC meeting
3:05 p.m. Swearing in of Kremmling Field Manager Stephanie Odell

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.

Last updated: 11-21-2013