BLM invites public to Idaho Resource Advisory Council meeting and field tour
BOISE, Idaho–The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet at the BLM Boise District Office, 3948 Development Ave., Boise, ID 83705 for an in-person field tour of public land projects on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). The Idaho RAC will meet at the BLM Idaho State Office, 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Boise, ID 83709 on Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with public comment at 1 p.m. MDT. There will also be a virtual participation option for the June meeting via Zoom. Both the tour and meeting are open to the public.
“Insights from the citizen-based Resource Advisory Council play an important role in the BLM’s management of Idaho’s public lands,” said BLM Idaho State Director Karen Kelleher. “This field tour will provide a valuable opportunity for Council members and the public to see BLM projects firsthand.”
The 15-member 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. Agenda items for the Council meeting will include renewable energy, recreation and updates from the State and District offices. A complete agenda and Zoom registration information is available on the Idaho RAC’s webpage at https://on.doi.gov/3SUKbJL.
The public are welcome to attend both the tour and meeting. Individuals participating in the field tour must provide their own transportation and meals. Travel during the tour will be on dirt roads, so 4-wheel drive vehicles are strongly recommended. Individuals who plan to attend the tour should RSVP to BLM Idaho RAC Coordinator MJ Byrne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-373-4006. Please contact the BLM for reasonable accommodations to participate.
During the public comment period, the number of speakers may depend upon the time available. Written comments for the RAC members may also be submitted before the meeting to Ms. Byrne.
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.