BLM invites public to Idaho Resource Advisory Council virtual meeting


Bureau of Land Management

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BOISE, Idaho–The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho Resource Advisory Council will meet virtually via Zoom on Friday, March 17, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain Time. The public is invited and there will be a comment period at 1 p.m. Agenda items will include a report from the Lava Ridge Wind Project Subcommittee, and the Council will have an opportunity to make recommendations to the BLM.

“We appreciate the time and dedication the Lava Ridge Wind Project Subcommittee has devoted during the last year to gather information and hear a variety of viewpoints on this renewable energy project,” said BLM Idaho State Director Karen Kelleher. “We look forward to hearing their diverse insights and report on the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Lava Ridge Wind Project.”

The 15-member 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. This meeting will conclude the term of the Lava Ridge Wind Project Subcommittee, which was formed by the Idaho Resource Advisory Council.

Individuals will be able to address the Council during the public comment period. The amount of time and number of speakers may depend upon how many individuals wish to speak. Written comments may also be submitted one week before the meeting to BLM Idaho RAC Coordinator MJ Byrne at Please contact us for reasonable accommodations to participate. A complete agenda and Zoom registration information are available on the Idaho Resource Advisory Council’s webpage 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.