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Lewistown Field Office
Release Date: 06/04/12
Contacts: Craig Flentie    
  (406) 538-1943    

BLM’s Resource Advisory Council to Meet in Malta

Lewistown, MT----The Bureau of Land Management’s Central Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet June 20 and 21, 2012, at the Great Northern Hotel (2 S. 1st Street East) in Malta, Montana.

The June 20 meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with a 30-minute public comment period. The council will then consider a number of topics throughout the day including a round table discussion among RAC members, the Judith Moccasin Travel Plan, Greater Sage-Grouse management, a Gilmore Cabin rental discussion, one time commercial permits on the Upper Missouri River, activities surrounding the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act, and reserved water rights on Arrow Creek and the Judith River. This meeting is scheduled to adjourn at 5:30 p.m.  

The June 21 meeting will begin at 8 a.m. This meeting will start with district managers’ updates, a presentation about the upcoming fire season, and a discussion about the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge’s cooperative management plan. At 10 a.m. there will be a 30-minute public comment period. The meeting will then move into a presentation from Category 3 and then to administrative details. This meeting will adjourn at 12 noon.

The council is a 15-member citizen advisory group that advises the Secretary of the Interior on a variety of management issues associated with public land management in Montana. 

Members of the public are encouraged to offer their comments or concerns about BLM managed public lands during the public comment portion of these meetings. The public is also welcome to attend and observe all RAC meetings.

For additional information about the RAC or this meeting, contact Craig Flentie at 406-538-1943.

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