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Release Date: 03/27/13
Contacts: Shannon Borders, 970-240-5399    

Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council to Meet (03-26-13)

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.—The Bureau of Land Management’s Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council will meet at 3 p.m. Apr. 3, at the Mesa County Courthouse Annex Multipurpose Room, 544 Rood Ave., Grand Junction, Colo.
The meeting is open to the public, and one 30-minute public comment period is scheduled for 5:15 p.m.  Depending on the number of speakers, the council may limit the length of presentations. Speakers are encouraged to submit a written copy of their statement at the meeting for the administrative record.
The BLM expects to release a draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area for public review in late April 2013.
Agenda topics for this meeting include:
·         Update from the BLM on the development of the draft RMP.
·         Discussion of the council’s role in the upcoming public comment period.
The 10-member citizen advisory council was formed in December 2010 to assist the BLM as it develops the management plan for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area in western Colorado. Each member was appointed by the Secretary of the Interior and represents a broad range of public land interests, ranging from environmental to local government to commercial activity.
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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: 03-27-2013