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Release Date: 08/11/14
Contacts: Kyle Sullivan, Public Affairs Specialist, (719) 269-8553    

BLM Front Range Resource Advisory Council to meet August 20-21

CAÑON CITY, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management’s Front Range Resource Advisory Council will meet Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crestone Charter School, 330 Lime Avenue, Crestone, CO 81131. The field trip will meet Aug. 21 at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of Alamosa Hampton Inn, 710 Mariposa Street, Alamosa, CO 81101.

The meeting is open to the public with time for public comment scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 20.

Planned agenda topics include:
- BLM manager updates
- Royal Gorge Field Office Resource Management Plan revision
- San Luis Valley/Taos Plateau Study
- Tour of solar facilities in the San Luis Valley

The Front Range RAC is a 15-member group of citizens appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. The council provides recommendations to the BLM’s Front Range District regarding the management of public lands within the Royal Gorge and San Luis Valley Field Offices. It is one of three RACs that advise BLM Colorado on public lands issues.

For a detailed agenda and more information about the Front Range RAC, visit:

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: 08-11-2014