BLM Arizona Advisory Council to hold virtual meeting July 22, 2021

PHOENIX – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet to discuss public land management topics at a meeting to be held virtually, planned for Thursday, July 22.

Agenda items will include an overview of the Department of the Interior priorities; wildland fire seasonal update; lands, minerals and energy update, primarily focusing on renewable energy; natural resources update, including information on integrated vegetation management as well as wild burro management; recreation and maintenance update; district updates; and a public comment period.

The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. and adjourn at approximately 4:00 p.m. A complete agenda is available on the BLM Arizona Resource Advisory Council website. For links to the virtual meeting, please contact Dolores Garcia, BLM Arizona RAC Coordinator at 602-417-9241 or

“We depend on the RAC to provide critical input on a wide range of BLM activities throughout the state,” BLM Arizona State Director Ray Suazo said.  “We’re fortunate to have this diverse group of individuals from across Arizona to share different perspectives and enhance our decision making.”

The 15-member BLM Arizona RAC provides a forum that brings together stakeholders with diverse interests to provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on issues and challenges associated with the Bureau’s multiple use mission.  

A public comment period is scheduled at 3 p.m. on the meeting day.  Depending on the number of people wishing to comment and time available, the amount of time for individual oral comments may be limited. Comments may also be submitted in writing via email to




This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s 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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Dolores Garcia, Public Affairs Specialist, Arizona State Office