BLM Nevada COVID-19 Information

As the State of Nevada continues to evaluate our adaptive operations plan, all offices remain closed, but are available for scheduled appointments, as appropriate. Our employees are always available by email and phone to answer questions and assist the public with their needs. Our COVID-19 alert contains information on openings, closures and links to additional information provided by the state and CDC. 

View the alert: BLM Nevada COVID-19 Information

NEVADA RESOURCE ADVISORY COUNCILS

Welcome to the BLM Nevada Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) home page. In 2020, Nevada's three RACs were consolidated into two: the Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC and the Sierra Front-Northern Great Basin RAC. Each RAC consists of a 15-member advisory panel that provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on resource and land management issues for 47.5 million acres (67 percent of the state) of BLM-administered lands in Nevada.

The Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC includes BLM managed lands in the Battle Mountain, Ely and Southern Nevada Districts. The Sierra Front-Northern Great Basin RAC includes BLM managed lands in the Carson City, Elko and Winnemucca Districts.

We are currently working on integrating exsiting members into the new RACs and will be annoucing a call for nominations for new members once that process has been completed.

Information about the new RACs will be posted as it becomes available.

 

RAC Meetings

There are no RAC meetings scheduled at this time.

 

RAC Nominations

We are currently working on integrating members of the three former RACs into the two new RACs. Once that process is complete we will be holding a call for nominations for new members.

RAC Recreation

Under the 2004 Federal Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), the BLM Nevada RAC has been designated the Recreation Resource Advisory Council (RRAC), and has the authority to review all BLM and Forest Service (FS) recreation fee proposals in Nevada.

The REA was passed in December 2004. The Act provided a 10-year recreation fee authority for five Federal agencies: Forest Service, BLM, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation that was extended until 2016. A minimum of 80 percent of funds collected under the REA will be reinvested at the recreation fee unit. In addition, the REA directs the Secretaries to establish advisory committees to provide advice and recommendations on recreation fees in each State or region for Federal recreational lands and waters managed by the Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management, if necessary. The REA states that the Agencies may use existing Federal resource advisory committees (section (4) (d) (1) (D)) or establish new advisory committees.

Following are several documents and links that define the Recreation Resource Advisory Council (RRAC) duties, process and protocol for the review and recommendations of BLM and FS recreation fee proposals in Nevada.

General Information

General Project Proposal Information

Advisory Councils

  • Mojave-Southern Great Basin
  • Sierra Front-Northern Great Basin

Archived Pages

RAC Resources

  • Under development

Contact Information

Chris Rose

crose@blm.gov