BLM Announces John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council Meeting


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Prineville District Office

Media Contact:

Kaitlyn Webb

Prineville, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management announced that the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council (JDSRAC) will meet for a formal business meeting October 19 to 20, 2023.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting. The agenda will be posted at least 10 days prior to the meeting date:

The JDSRAC formal business meeting will be held in-person in Maupin at the Maupin Civic Center with an option to join virtually. A public comment period will be offered each day. The amount of time for individual oral comments may be limited depending on the number of people wishing to comment.

The meeting will include updates from the BLM’s Vale and Prineville Districts and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Wallowa-Whitman, Umatilla, Malheur, Ochoco, and Deschutes National Forests. 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. The meeting will review recreation fee proposals from the Vale or Prineville BLM Districts and the Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman, Ochoco, Deschutes, and Malheur National Forests.

“The RAC plays a very valuable role in public lands management by providing the BLM and Forest Service with critical input on activities throughout central and northeast Oregon,” said Amanda Roberts, the JDSRAC Designated Federal Official. “We greatly appreciate the time this diverse group devotes to providing consensus-driven recommendations which enhance our decision making.”

RACs provide advice and recommendations necessary for the BLM and Forest Service to consider when making natural resource and land management decisions. The six BLM-charted RACs spread throughout Oregon and Washington are sounding boards for BLM initiatives, regulatory proposals, and policy changes. Contact RAC coordinator Kaitlyn Webb at or 541-460-8781 for meeting links, details about the upcoming June meeting, or more information about the JDSRAC.

Individuals in the United States who are deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability may dial 711 (TTY, TDD, or TeleBraille) to access telecommunications relay services. Individuals outside the United States should use the relay services offered within their country to make international calls to the point-of-contact in the United States.

For sign language interpreter services, assistive listening devices, or other reasonable accommodations, please contact Kaitlyn Webb at 541-416-6700 or at least seven business days before the meeting to ensure there is sufficient time to process the request. The Department of the Interior manages accommodation requests on a case-by-case basis.

Additional information about the JDSRAC is available online at:

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.