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


Sierra Front-Northern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council

August 11, 2022 Agenda

Dalling Hall – 600 Commercial St. Elko, Nevada

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Agenda Items:

8:00 a.m. - Welcome and introductions – Matt Gingerich (RAC Chair)

8:10 a.m. - District Managers’ Reports (Elko, Winnemucca, Carson City) – District Managers

9:25 a.m. - Big Ledge Mine Closure Presentation (Field Day on August 12) – Aili Gordon      

10:20 a.m.- BREAK                                                       

10:35 a.m.- Fire/Fuels Vegetation Program Overview & Ranchers’ Liaison Program – Matt  


11:45 a.m. - LUNCH             

1:00 p.m. - Recreation Fee Plan – presentation and proposal – Elisabeth Puentes

2:00 p.m. - Land Acquisitions Options – briefing of recent efforts and proposals – Elisabeth Puentes & Karen Uhri

    • West Wendover (Direct Land Sale & Conveyance)
    • Carlin
    • Wells

3:00 p.m. – BREAK

3:15 p.m.- Infrastructure Investments BIL and related – Duncan Welch

    • Orange Bridge
    • California Trail Interpretive Center
    • Wilson Road
    • Tabor Creek Road maintenance
    • New District Office

4:30 p.m. – Public Comments (limited to three minutes)


Field Day –August 12:

Big Ledge Mine closure (Barite) – Wells Field Office & operator National Oilwell Varco (NOV) – northwest of Wells. Arrive at Elko District Office (3900 Idaho Street) at 0730 for 0800 departure.

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

Chris Rose