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Release Date: 11/27/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2013-06

BLM Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC Recreation/Planning Subcommittees to Meet

The Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) recreation and planning subcommittees are scheduled to meet Thursday, Dec. 12, at the BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr., in Las Vegas, Nev.  The recreation subcommittee will meet at 9 a.m., and the planning subcommittee will meet at 12:30 p.m.

The RAC advises and makes recommendations to the BLM on public land management.  The Recreation and Planning subcommittees make recommendations to the RAC on recreation and planning issues, respectively.  Recreation Subcommittee discussion items will include, but are not limited to, a review of public education and outreach opportunities, and recreation permitting processes, and a determination of statewide priorities for 2014.  Planning Subcommittee discussion items will include, but are not be limited to, target shooting on public lands, wild horses, and a determination of statewide priorities for 2014.  The meetings are open to the public and provide an opportunity to make comments to the citizen-based council. Public comment periods are scheduled at 10:30 a.m., and 12:45 p.m., respectively.

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.

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