BLM Arizona Resource Advisory Council to meet in February and April

Recreation business plans and recreation fee amendments to be discussed


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PHOENIX – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona’s Resource Advisory Council will meet in-person on February 28-29 and April 24-25, 2024, at the BLM Arizona State Office, One North Central Avenue, Suite 800. The meetings are open to the public and scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time (MT) on each meeting day. A virtual participation option will also be available.

Agenda items will include updates on BLM project work in compliance with Department of the Interior priorities; resource management updates, including the latest initiatives; District updates; as well as recreation business planning and fee amendment proposals by both BLM and U.S. Forest Service in Arizona.

Final agendas and virtual participation instructions will be confirmed on the Council’s web page, and through personal contact at least two weeks prior to the meeting. Based on the needs of the group members, the meetings may end earlier or later each meeting day. Members of the public interested in a specific agenda item or discussion should schedule their arrival accordingly. A public comment period will be scheduled both days. Specific times are noted on the agendas.

The 15-member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Arizona. The Council provides an opportunity for people from all backgrounds and interests to have a voice in the management of America’s public lands.

“This Advisory Council is another forum we offer for the public to participate in the land management process,” said BLM Arizona State Director Raymond Suazo. “The appointed members represent the public-at-large as well as the many uses of public lands across the state.”

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.