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Release Date: 11/24/10
Contacts: Craig Flentie 406-538-1943    

BLM Council to Meet in Lewistown

The Bureau of Land Management’s Central Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet December 7 & 8, at the Calvert Hotel (216 7th Av. South) in Lewistown.

The December 7th meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a 30-minute public comment period.  The council will then enter into discussions about: input from their peers; meeting notes from their last meeting and new member orientation. That afternoon the group will hear and act upon: a discussion with Jamie Connell, the new Montana/Dakotas BLM State Director; a presentation about the Plains & Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative; District Managers’ updates; a discussion about measuring council success; and the 2010 and 2011 RAC work plan. This meeting is scheduled to adjourn at 5:30 p.m.  

The December 8 meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a 30-minuted public comment period. The council will then discuss BLM enforcement of off highway vehicle (OHV) regulations and the fines associated with driving off of BLM open roads and trails. There will also be a presentation about partnerships with stakeholders, a discussion of the implementation plan for the Missouri Breaks National Monument, a presentation about the Limekiln project, and a discussion about the cooperative program with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in the Judith Mountains. This meeting is scheduled to adjourn at 3:00 p.m.

The RAC is a 15-member citizen advisory group that advises the Secretary of the Interior on a wide variety of public land and resource issues. Public comment is welcome at the beginning of each meeting and the public is encouraged to attend council meetings.

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.

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Last updated: 06-28-2012