BLM Advisory Council announces October meeting

BAKER CITY, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management announced that the John Day Snake Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet Oct. 15-16 in Enterprise, Ore.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the meeting will be held virtually.  If you are interested in participating in the virtual meeting  please contact Larisa Bogardus at or (541) 523-1407 for details on how to join.

RACs provide advice and recommendations necessary for the BLM and USDA Forest Service to consider when making resource and land management issues. The BLM maintains 38 chartered advisory committees located in the West, which serve as sounding boards for BLM and Forest Service initiatives, regulatory proposals and policy changes.

“We depend on the RAC to provide critical input on a wide range of BLM and Forest Service activities throughout northeast Oregon,” BLM Vale District Manager Don Gonzalez said. “We’re fortunate to have this diverse group of individuals from across the region to share different perspectives and enhance our decision making.”

Standing agenda items include management of energy and minerals, timber, rangeland and grazing, commercial and dispersed recreation, wildland fire and fuels, and wild horses and burros; review and/or recommendations regarding proposed actions by Vale or Prineville BLM districts and the Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman, Ochoco, Deschutes and Malheur National Forests; and any other business that may reasonably come before the RAC. A complete agenda can be found at

A half-hour comment period, during which the public may address the RAC, will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. Depending on the number of people wishing to comment, and time available, the amount of time for individual oral comments may be limited.

For more information about the meeting, or the John Day Snake RAC, please contact Larisa Bogardus at or 541-523-1407.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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