BLM announces February virtual meeting of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Paria River District

Media Contact:

David Hercher

KANAB, Utah — The Bureau of Land Management invites the public to attend a virtual public meeting of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee on Feb. 29, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Mountain Time (MT). A public comment period scheduled from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. MT, or until all public comments have concluded, whichever comes first.

The 15-member, citizen-based committee provides information and advice to the Secretary of the Interior on science-based issues concerning the Monument.

Planned agenda items for the February meeting will include:

  • Administrative business.
  • A status update on the monument resource management plan.
  • A public comment period.
  • Election of the advisory committee chairperson.

The agenda and meeting access information are available at Participants must register in advance via Zoom to attend at  Registrants will receive a confirmation email including the meeting link and dial-in phone numbers.

Given the potential number of participants during the public comment period, the time allotted for individual comments may be limited. Public comments may be emailed in advance to  Comments received prior to the meeting will be recorded in the meeting minutes. Please contact us no later than seven days prior to the virtual public meeting if reasonable accommodations are needed 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.