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Joint RAC Meeting Presentations and Notes



Statewide BLM Colorado Joint Resource Advisory Council Meeting

with topic links (see below) to Power Points and Meeting Notes (coming soon)
February 24-26, 2009
Doubletree Hotel, Grand Junction
February 24, Tuesday      

1:00-1:10       Welcome--Sally Wisely, BLM Colorado State Director
                                    Meeting overview--Dennis Zachman
1:10-2:00       Self-introductions by all RAC members, including:
1. Name, RAC, where you live

2. Interest group you represent/ how many years you have been a RAC member

3. What is the #1 objective you would like to see accomplished at this meeting?

2:00-2:30       RAC Chair updates (10 minutes each)

                                    Dave Cesark, Northwest RAC
                                   Kathy Welt, Southwest RAC
                                    Loren Whittemore, Front Range RAC                
2:30-3:00       Colorado Priorities – Sally Wisely         
                                    Presentation of Volunteer of the Year Award to Ken Emory
                                     – Sally Wisely
3:00-3:15       Break

3:15–5:00      Energy Update Introduction--Lynn Rust, BLM Colorado Deputy Director,

                      Division of Energy, Lands and Minerals

                      Oil and gas—Sherri Thompson, BLM Colorado Natural Resources Specialist

                      Coal and Oil Shale--Charlie Beecham, BLM Colorado Branch Chief, Solid Minerals

                      Uranium--Charlie Beecham


                      Renewable Energy and Rights of Way--Maryanne Kurtinaitis, 

                      Realty Program Lead, BLM Colorado Branch of Lands and Realty


Questions and discussion

6:00-8:00       Buffet dinner at hotel with “mixer” table assignments for RAC members to become acquainted--tables hosted by BLM staff. Cost: $20 per person, gratuity included, please be prepared to pay cash at the door, spouses invited at the same rate, reservations required thru RAC coordinators. Plus: The BLM Trivia Game
February 25, Wednesday

8:00-9:00       Public Comment
9:00-10:30     The Human Impact of BLM’s Decisions–John Cossa, USDOI-BLM –Decision Support, Planning, and NEPA, Washington Office

Questions and discussion

10:30-10:45  Break

10:45-11:00  Recreation RAC overview—Brian St. George, BLM Colorado                                            Branch Chief (Acting), Social and Cultural     Resources, Division of Resources and Fire Management

11:00-12:00  BLM’s Land Use Decision Making Process—An overview of the process the BLM uses to make decisions on public lands, including issues on energy development and wildlife habitat
                        Part 1: The Fundamentals of Land Use Decision Making--
                                     John Husband, Field Manager, Little Snake Field Office
12:00-1:00     Lunch
1:00-1:30       Part 2:  An Example of Oil and Gas Decision-making
                                    Lynn Rust
1:30-3:15       Part 3: The Land Use Decision Making Process,
                                    Panel Discussion
                                    Dennis Zachman, BLM Colorado State Office, moderator
                                    Nik Kendziorski, member, Southwest RAC
                                    Pat Kennedy, member, Northwest RAC
                                    Aaron Clark, member, Front Range RAC

Questions and discussion

3:15-3:30       Break

3:30-4:30       Colorado Recreation Strategies overview:
                        Colorado’s Recreation Management Strategy--

                                    Barb Sharrow, Field Manager, BLM Uncompahgre Field Office


              National Landscape Conservation System Management  Strategies--

(must be viewed with Acrobat Reader 8.0 or higher, or Acrobat 8.0 Professional)

                          Katie  Stevens, McInnis Canyons NCA Manager

                                    Comprehensive Travel Management Strategy--

                                    Barb Sharrow

Questions and discussion
        4:30                Adjourn for evening, dinner on your own
February 26, Thursday

                        Brian St. George
                        Questions and discussion

9:00-10:00    Open Discussion with RAC members, speakers and Field Managers.   

10:00-10:15  Break

10:15-11:15  Open Discussion (continued)
11:15-12:15  Wrap-up
12:15             Adjourn
February 27, Friday

Energy Expo at Grand Junction Two Rivers Convention Center (optional—this event is not part of the RAC activities and is not covered by per diem)