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Release Date: 08/18/14
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News Release No. ELDO 2014-051

Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council to Meet in Elko Aug. 28

ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 28 in Elko, Nev. at the Elko Convention Center (Cedar Room) 700 Moren Way, Elko. Members of the public and media are cordially invited to attend.

The meeting will discuss rangeland health, drought, wild horse management and oil exploration.

The public may present general written and/or oral comments to the RAC beginning at 11:30 a.m. The public comment period will last approximately 30 minutes dependent upon the number of comments. Written comments can also be submitted to Lesli Ellis, Public Affairs Officer (, Elko District Office, 3900 E. Idaho St., Elko, NV 89801, telephone (775) 753-0386. An agenda is posted at:

Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, or those wishing a printed copy of the agenda, should contact Lesli Ellis no later than Aug. 27, 2014.

In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management formed 24 RACs in the western States to provide advice on the management of public lands and resources. These citizen-based groups provide an opportunity for individuals from all backgrounds and interests to have a voice in the management of the public lands, and to help improve their health and productivity. RAC recommendations address all public land issues, including: land use planning, recreation, noxious weeds, and wild horse and burro herd management areas.

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.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 04-17-2015