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Release Date: 05/14/14
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 876-9008    

BLM Northwest Resource Advisory Council meets in Craig May 29

CRAIG, Colo.  – The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet Thursday, May 29 at the Clarion Inn, 300 South Colorado Highway 13 in Craig.  
The meeting runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 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 managing the Sand Wash Wild Horse Herd, the environmental impact statement on 65 existing oil and gas leases in the White River National Forest, ordinance clean-up project in the Sand Wash Basin, BLM Colorado Northwest District reorganization, an overview of the proposed resource management plans for the Colorado River Valley and Kremmling field offices, 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. For more information about the NW RAC, visit:


8 a.m. – Introductions, Housekeeping
8:05 a.m. – Recognition of Past NW RAC members – Wendy Reynolds, Dean Riggs

8:15 a.m. – Sand Wash Wild Horses – Wendy Reynolds

9:15 a.m. – EIS on Existing White River National Forest Leases – David Boyd, Greg Larson
10 a.m. – Public comment period

10:15 a.m. – Break

10:25 a.m. – Sand Wash ordinance presentation – Tim Wilson
11 a.m. Planning 2.0 – Kathy McKinstry

11:15 a.m. – NW District Reorganization – Dave Rosenkrance
Noon – Lunch
1 p.m. – CRVFO, KFO Proposed RMPs – Karl Mendonca, Stephanie Odell
2 p.m. – Public comment period
2:15 p.m. – Field Manager Updates
2:50 p.m. – Next meeting agenda items
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: 05-14-2014