BLM Northern New Mexico Advisory Council to meet and hold field tour in December

FARMINGTON, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is announcing an upcoming 2-day session for the Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The session will include a field tour on December 1 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., and an in-person meeting with a virtual participation option on December 2 from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. The field tour and meeting are open to the public. 

The December 1 field tour will visit proposed target shooting areas near Santa Fe. Members of the public wishing to attend the field trip or in-person meeting should notify the BLM two weeks in advance so that the agency can ensure compliance with Federal and State of New Mexico large group gathering guidance. All attendees are responsible for their transportation and meals. 

The December 2 in-person meeting will take place at the BLM New Mexico State Office, 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, N.M. 87508. Meeting agenda items include member training; elections of Chair and Vice Chair; an overview of the BLM Farmington, Taos, and Rio Puerco Field Office major actions; and U.S. Forest Service Carson, Cibola, and Santa Fe National Forests Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act proposals, with a possibility of voting on the proposals. 

A half-hour comment period during which the public may address the RAC will take place during the December 2 meeting at 3 p.m. Depending on the number of people wishing to comment, the amount of time for individual oral comments may be limited.  

To register to attend the meeting virtually, please go to: 

RACs are critical in assisting the BLM in making public land management decisions and continuing to serve local communities. The 12-member Northern New Mexico RAC provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on resource and land management issues within the BLM Farmington, Taos, and the Rio Puerco Field Offices. RAC members are citizens who represent varied public land interests. 

For more information about the upcoming RAC meeting please contact Jillian Aragon at (505) 564-7722.  

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.

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