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Release Date: 08/08/13
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BLM NW Colorado advisory council meets Aug. 22 in Grand Junction

BLM NW Colorado advisory council meets Aug. 22 in Grand Junction

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.  – The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council will meet Thursday, Aug. 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the BLM Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road.

The meeting is open to the public, with public comment periods related to items on the agenda scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Agenda items include a draft Roan Plateau resolution, the Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-grouse EIS, comment summary from the Grand Junction Field Office RMP, conditions of approval on grazing leases, special recreation permits, 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:


8 a.m. – Introductions, Housekeeping

8:10 a.m. – Special recreation permit evaluations

8:30 a.m. – Roan Plateau resolution discussion

9:30 a.m. – Conditions of approval for grazing permits

10 a.m. – Public Comment Period

10:15 – Break

10:30 a.m. – Sage Grouse EIS

11:30 a.m. – Field Manager Updates

12:15 p.m. – Lunch

1 p.m. – Grand Junction RMP comment summary

2 p.m. -- Public comment period

2:15 p.m. – Break

2:30 p.m. – Follow up items

2:45 p.m. – Next meeting

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.

Last updated: 08-08-2013