BLM Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council to meet virtually

Las Cruces, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management today announced it will hold a meeting of the Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council. The BLM recognizes the importance of working with the RAC to meet shared conservation stewardship goals and to better manage sustainable working public lands. The public is welcome to attend the meeting that will occur on Aug. 5, 2021 on Zoom from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Planned agenda items include updates on leadership priorities; Land and Water Conservation Fund projects for each field office; grazing allotment permit renewal regulations; and the Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument.

“We believe that partnerships and inclusion are vital to managing sustainable, working public lands,” said Las Cruces District Manager Bill Childress.  “The RAC has been a valuable asset as we manage lands throughout the area for the benefit of current and future generations.” 

A half-hour comment period, during which the public may address the RAC, will begin at 2:30 p.m. Depending on the number of people wishing to comment and time available, the amount of time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals may submit written comments for consideration by the RAC.  Submissions may be filed in advance of the meeting with Glen Garnand, Pecos District Office, Bureau of Land Management, 2909 West 2nd Street, Roswell, New Mexico 88201, or to Please include “RAC Comment” in your submission.

Resource Advisory Councils are critical in assisting the BLM in continuing to be a good neighbor in the communities we serve. The 12-member RAC provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on resource and land management issues within the BLM Las Cruces District and Socorro, Carlsbad, and Roswell Field Offices. RAC members are citizens who represent public land interests associated with the RAC’s area of jurisdiction.

For more information about the upcoming RAC meeting, please contact BLM RAC Coordinator Glen Garnand at 575-627-0209.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s 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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