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Ely District Office
Release Date: 04/18/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2013-16

BLM Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC Planning Subcommittee to Meet

Ely, Nev. – The Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) planning subcommittee will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 1, at the BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr., in Las Vegas, Nev.

The RAC advises and makes recommendations to the BLM on public land management.  The Planning Subcommittee makes recommendations to the RAC on planning issues.  Discussion items will include, but are not limited to, the Las Vegas Resource Management Plan Revision and Environmental Impact Statement, the Nellis Encroachment Study, illegal target shooting, and developing recommendations for Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act Round 14 projects.  The meetings are open to the public and provide an opportunity to make comments to the citizen-based council. A public comment period is scheduled at 11:30 a.m.

The Federal Land Policy and Management Act directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in planning and discussion of issues related to management of BLM-administered public lands.  The Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC is one of three such councils in Nevada that accommodate this community participation directive. Represented on the council are commercial and non-commercial users including environmental, livestock, mining, Native American, and wild horse and burro interests and elected officials and state agencies.

For more information, contact Chris Hanefeld, BLM Ely District Office public affairs specialist, at (775) 289-1842 or

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.

Last updated: 04-20-2015