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Release Date: 05/06/14
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News Release No. ELKO 2014-031

Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council to Meet May 15 in Battle Mountain, Nev.

Elko – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will meet with the Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) at 8 a.m., Thursday, May 15, at the Battle Mountain District Office, 50 Bastian Road, in Battle Mountain, Nev. A field tour of the Ormat’s McGinness Hills geothermal power plant and surrounding area will begin at 8:45 a.m. The public and media are invited to attend. 

The RAC advises and makes recommendations to the BLM on public land management.  Discussion items will include, but are not limited to, sage-grouse mitigation, livestock grazing conditions and drought.  The meetings are open to the public and provide the public an opportunity to ask questions of or make comments to the citizen-based council.  A public comment period is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Due to time constraints, comments will be limited to three minutes each. 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 desiring a printed copy of the agenda, can contact Crystal Cowan, BLM Elko District acting public affairs specialist, at the Elko District Office, 3900 E. Idaho Street, in Elko, Nev., (775) 753-0386 or, by no later than Monday, May 12.

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 Northeastern 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 Crystal Cowan, BLM Elko District Office public affairs specialist, at (775) 753-0386 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.

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

Last updated: 04-17-2015