BLM Arizona Advisory Council to hold virtual meeting November 30 and December 1, 2020

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 November 30 – December 1, 2020.

Agenda items will include new member orientation and an introductory overview of BLM’s multiple use mission, updates on BLM project work in compliance with Department of the Interior priorities and Secretary’s Orders; resource management updates, including District updates, and public comment.

Each day the meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at approximately 3:00 p.m. The daily sessions will open at 8:00 a.m. to allow for check-in and technical assistance with the virtual platform. A complete agenda is available on the BLM Arizona Resource Advisory Council website. For security purposes the links to the virtual meeting will not be published publicly but will be available by contacting Dolores Garcia, BLM Arizona RAC Coordinator at 602-417-9241 or dagarcia@blm.gov.

“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 comment period is scheduled each day for the public - 2:15 p.m. on November 30 and 1:00 p.m. on December 1.  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 dagarcia@blm.gov.

 

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The BLM manages more than 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. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.

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Organization

Bureau of Land Management

Office

Arizona State Office

Contacts

Name:
Dolores Garcia, Public Affairs Specialist/RAC Coordinator