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.

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



Mojave Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council Meeting

August 9, 2022 - meeting recording and minutes


  • Nevada held two calls for nominations in 2021. The application packages are now in the vetting process and the appointments will be finalized in 2022.

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

Minutes - August 11, 2022

Minutes - September 21, 2023 (Draft)


Meeting Agenda

Sierra Front-Northern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council

April 11, 2024, Meeting and April 12, 2024, Field Tour

Carson City District Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road.,

Carson City, Nevada 89701

 Thursday meeting time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:





8:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Ron Keil (RAC Chair)

8:05 a.m.

Approval of minutes for Sept. 2023 meeting


8:10 a.m.

Welcoming remarks/Q&As

Jon Raby (NV State Director) and Kim Prill (Associate State Director)

8:40 a.m.

District Managers’ Reports with Q&As


Zachary Reichold (Elko DM) and Sam Burton (Winnemucca DM) 

10:00 a.m.



10:15 a.m.

District Manager’s report with Q&As

  • Carson City District (40 min)


Kim Dow (Carson City DM)

11:05 a.m.

Sage Grouse Effort

Tim Bowden

11:30 a.m.

Lunch Break


1:00 p.m.

Sand Mountain Recreation Area

Paul Fuselier/Mike Withrow, Paul Amar (CCD)

1:45 p.m.

Mining Law (Rosemont Decision)

Lacy Trapp (NSO)

2:30 p.m.



2:45 p.m.

Tribal Consultation Process

Madeline Van der Vort (NSO)

3:30 p.m.

Solar PEIS

Greg Helseth (NSO)

4:00 p.m.

Public Comment Period (Limited to 3 minutes)


4:30 p.m.

RAC Membership/Nominations

Lisa Ross (CCD)

4:35 p.m.

Rap-up discussion and next meeting


5:00 p.m.

Meeting Concludes




                                                Field Tour Agenda

                                     Carson City Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road,

                                                Carson City, Nevada 89703


8:00 a.m.

Meet at the Carson City District Office

8:15 a.m.

Travel to Fallon Navy Base Area

10:15 a.m.

Discussion about Navy Expansion and Resource/Mitigation issues

11:15 a.m.

Travel to Sand Mountain Recreation Area

12:15 a.m.

Discussion at Sand Mountain


1:00 p.m.

Field Tour concludes

Advisory Councils

Archived Pages

Nevada RAC News


RAC Resources

Grazing Standards and Guidelines

The Nevada Standards and Guidelines for Grazing were developed in 1997 by the Northeastern Great Basin RAC (NEGB), Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC (MOSO), and Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin RAC (SFNW).

Contact Information Sierra Front-Northern Great Basin RAC Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC