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Release Date: 07/10/13
Contacts: Chris Joyner, Public Affairs Specialist (970) 210-2126    

Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Resource Advisory Council to meet (07-09-13)


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council will meet four more times before the NCA’s Draft Resource Management Plan comment period ends Aug. 22.

RMPs guide the management of public lands for approximately 20 years. The 10-member advisory council was formed by the Secretary of the Interior to advise the BLM on the development of the draft RMP now out for review. All advisory council meetings are open to the public and include time for public comments.

"The public comment period is crucial to the success of this planning effort," said Collin Ewing, acting manager for Dominguez-Escalante NCA. "These advisory council meetings are a great opportunity for the public to learn more about the draft plan and to provide feedback to their representatives on the advisory council"

Advisory council meetings are scheduled in July in both Grand Junction and Delta. The July 17 meeting at the John McConnel Math and Science Center in Grand Junction will focus on cultural resources, national trails, scenic resources, land tenure and land use authorizations, and social and economic conditions. The July 31 meeting at the Delta County Courthouse, Room 234 will focus on biological systems and grazing.

In August, another two meetings will focus on recreational use, transportation and travel management. The Aug. 19 meeting is scheduled at the Mesa County Courthouse Annex in the Multipurpose Room in Grand Junction. The Aug. 21 meeting is scheduled at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta.

All meetings are held from 3-6 p.m.

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: 07-10-2013