BLM invites public to Idaho Resource Advisory Council meeting


Bureau of Land Management

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BOISE, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho Resource Advisory Council will meet to discuss a variety of public land management topics from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, at the BLM Twin Falls District Office, 2878 Addison Ave. E, Twin Falls, ID 83301 and virtually via Zoom. The public is invited and there will be a comment period at 4 p.m. Agenda items will include BLM updates, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law implementation, statewide renewable energy strategy discussion and the proposed Lava Ridge Wind Project.  

“The Resource Advisory Council gives the BLM the benefit of citizen-based perspectives that can help guide public land use planning and management throughout the state,” said BLM Idaho State Director Karen Kelleher. “We’re looking forward to their insights on a variety of projects and issues across Idaho’s public lands.” 

The 15-member BLM Idaho Resource Advisory Council 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.  

There are currently three vacant positions on the Council and nominations are being accepted through Nov. 4. If interested, more information is available at  

During the public comment period, the number of speakers may depend upon the time available. Written comments may also be submitted before the meeting via email to BLM Idaho RAC Coordinator MJ Byrne at A complete agenda and Zoom connection information is available on the BLM Idaho Resource Advisory Council website 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.