BLM Idaho Resource Advisory Council To Meet


Bureau of Land Management

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BOISE, Idaho - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet to discuss a variety of public land management topics on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. The meeting will be held in person with an option to participate virtually via Zoom. Agenda items will include updates on BLM projects, activities, and events across Idaho; the Lava Ridge Wind Energy Project Environmental Impact Statement; wildfire activity; recreation site management, fees, and associated amenities, and; public comments. 

The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time and adjourn at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. It will be held at the BLM Idaho State Office, 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Boise, Idaho, 83709 and on Zoom. A complete agenda and Zoom registration information is available online here

"The RAC plays a very important role in public land management by providing BLM with critical input on activities throughout the state," said John F. Ruhs, Idaho State Director for the BLM. "We greatly appreciate this group of individuals from across Idaho who volunteer their time to share their perspectives and enhance our decision making." 

The 15-member BLM Idaho 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 general BLM public comment period is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. on  August 11. Depending on the number of people wishing to comment and time available, the amount of time for individual verbal comments may be limited. Written comments may also be submitted before the meeting via email to MJ Byrne, Idaho RAC Coordinator 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.