The BLM and USDA Forest Service to host virtual meeting of the Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee
MONTICELLO, Utah — The Bureau of Land Management Monticello Field Office and U.S. Department of Agriculture Manti-La Sal National Forest will host a virtual public meeting of the Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee on Sept. 13, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a public comment period at 1:30 p.m. During the meeting, the Committee will discuss and provide input regarding the management of the Bears Ears National Monument, including resource management planning efforts and the identification and discussion of potential issues to consider in those efforts.
The Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee is citizen based, consisting of up to 15 members representing interests in the local community and monument values. The Bears Ears National Monument is co-managed by the BLM and USDA Forest Service, with traditional and historical guidance of Tribal Nations through the Bears Ears Commission.
“As the planning process progresses, we look forward to our continued engagement with the Monument Advisory Committee, the Bears Ears Commission, other monument stakeholders and the public,” said BLM Canyon Country District Manager Nicollee Gaddis-Wyatt.
“We are grateful for the thoughtful feedback we received during the last Monument Advisory Committee meeting,” said USDA Forest Service District Ranger Michael Engelhart. “Local USDA Forest Service and BLM leaders are grateful for the MAC members’ commitment to responsible management of Bears Ears National Monument.”
The agenda and meeting access information (including how to log in and participate) are located on the Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee webpage. Depending on the number of people wishing to participate in public comment, the amount of time for individual comments may be limited.
Written statements or questions related to the online public meeting may also be directed to the BLM Monticello Field Office, Attn: Rachel Wootton, P.O. Box 7, Monticello, Utah 84535, by phone at 435-587-1500, or via email with the subject line “Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the public may also contact Rachel Wootton with reasonable requests for accommodation to participate.
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.