BLM announces meeting of the Sierra Front-Northern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council


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Carson City, Nevada The Bureau of Land Management announced that the Sierra Front-Northern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will host a public meeting on April 11, and a field tour on April 12, 2024. The 15-member BLM Sierra Front-Northern Great Basin RAC serves in an advisory capacity concerning issues relating to land use planning and the management of the public land resources located within the BLM’s Winnemucca, Elko, and Carson City Districts. The meeting and the field tour are open to the public.

“Resource Advisory Council meetings are very important opportunities for us to hear public input,” said Carson City District Manager Kim Dow. “We look forward to a productive meeting about current issues on public lands in northern Nevada.”

The April 11 meeting will be held in-person at the Carson City BLM District Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, Nevada 89701, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT. A virtual participation option will also be available. Agenda items include district updates, Sage Grouse effort, Sand Mountain Recreation Area, Mining Law, Tribal Consultation process, and Solar Preliminary Environmental Impact Statement   A half hour public comment period will be held near the end of the meeting. The amount of time for individual oral comments may be limited depending on the number of people wishing to comment. The meeting agenda and meeting access information for individuals that prefer to participate virtually will be posted two weeks in advance of the meeting at  

Individuals participating in the April field tour will meet at 8 a.m. PDT at the Carson City District Office (5665 Morgan Mill Road) and travel to Fallon Navy Base land located east of Fallon, NV for discussion concerning possible resource issues and mitigation with the expansion of Navy land. Then the group will travel to Sand Mountain Recreation Area to view improvements and have discussion of the area.

The field tour will conclude at approximately 1 p.m. PDT. Members of the public are welcome on field tours but must provide their own transportation and meals. Individuals who plan to attend or need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation and other reasonable accommodations, must RSVP to the Carson City Public Affairs Specialist Lisa Ross at (775) 885-6107 or at least two weeks prior to the meeting and field tour.

The RAC is critical in assisting the BLM in continuing to be a good neighbor in communities served by the Bureau, providing advice and recommendations on issues including land use planning, fire management, off-highway vehicle use, recreation, oil and gas exploration, noxious weed management, grazing issues, and wild horse and burro herd management issues.

For more information on the Sierra Front-Northern Great Basin RAC, please visit the RAC’s webpage 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.