BLM Colorado Resource Advisory Councils to meet virtually in May

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management Northwest, Southwest and Rocky Mountain Resource Advisory Councils will meet jointly and individually next month. All meetings will be held virtually on the Zoom platform in accordance with CDC guidelines.

The joint meeting is scheduled for May 12, 2021. Individually the Southwest RAC will meet on May 25, the Northwest RAC will meet on May 26 and the Rocky Mountain RAC will meet on May 27. All meetings are open to the public, will begin at 10 a.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m.

“BLM Colorado’s RACs represent a cross section of all the stakeholders we serve, offering vital perspectives for managing public lands throughout the state,” said Colorado State Director Jamie Connell. “Their feedback is critical in helping us make informed decisions and we are looking forward to having discussions with them.”

Planned agenda items for joint RAC meeting include a discussion about last year’s district boundaries realignment, a RAC overview, roles and responsibilities under the Recreation Enhancement Act, and ethics training. The individual RAC meetings will include field office updates, as well as presentations on permits, campgrounds, day-use areas and fees. The joint and individual RAC meeting agendas are available online at https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/docs/2021-04/co_coso_Joint_Individual_RAC_meeting_agendas.pdf.

Thirty-minute public comment periods are scheduled at 11:30 a.m. for the Southwest RAC meeting, 1:30 p.m. for the Northwest RAC meeting and 1:00 p.m. for the Rocky Mountain RAC meetings. Depending on the number of people who wish to comment, the amount of time for comments may be limited.  

For more information on registering for the joint meeting, please contact Jayson Barangan at 303-239-3681 or jbaranga@blm.gov or Kate Miyamoto at 303-239-3668 or kmiyamoto@blm.gov. For the Southwest RAC meeting, contact Shawn Reinhardt at 970-240-5339 or sreinhardt@blm.gov. For the Northwest RAC meeting, contact Chris Maestas at 970-826-5101 or cjmaestas@blm.gov. For the Rocky Mountain RAC meeting, contact Brant Porter at 970-901-9581 or beporter@blm.gov.

All 15-member RACs in Colorado are forums for providing advice and recommendations to the BLM on diverse resource and land management issues. To learn more about BLM Colorado’s RACs, visit https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advisory-council/near-you/colorado.

– BLM –

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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