BLM Northwest Resource Advisory Council to meet October 21
CRAIG, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet virtually on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To request virtual access, please register here: https://blm.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsf-6trD8vG1KcN44sfdTjVP8GkW3VtBo
A RAC field trip to the Sand Wash Basin is also scheduled for Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Members of the public who would like to participate must RSVP no later than Oct. 5 by calling 970-826-5101.
“The Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council provides the BLM with vital feedback on current issues, concerns, and proposals, and enables us to engage with local communities and stakeholders to improve how we manage public lands,” said Upper Colorado River District Manager Greg Larson. “Their diverse backgrounds in northwest Colorado are essential in our decision making, and we look forward to hearing their perspectives on some of our current projects.”
A public comment period is scheduled at 2:00 p.m. Planned agenda items include field updates, a discussion on the business plan for the Dominguez Escalante and Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area, and an overview of the White River Travel Management Plan. Individuals who want to make a statement during the public comment period are encouraged to also submit a written copy of their statement at the meeting for the administrative record. Meeting agendas are available online at: https://go.usa.gov/xFWww.
All 15-member RACs in Colorado are forums for providing advice and recommendations to the BLM on various resource and land management issues. The Northwest RAC advises the BLM Colorado Northwest which includes the Little Snake, White River, Kremmling, Grand Junction and Colorado River Valley Field Offices.
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.