BLM Southwest District Resource Advisory Council to meet October 11


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Southwest District Office

Media Contact:

D Maggie Magee

MONTROSE, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management’s Southwest District Resource Advisory Council will hold a meeting on October 11 at the Gunnison Field Office, 2500 E. New York Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. Participants unable to attend in person can join via the Zoom platform. To request virtual access, please register in advance at:

“The diverse membership of the Southwest RAC helps ensure that our managers receive the varied perspectives they need to effectively manage public lands for multiple uses,” said District Manager Stephanie Connolly. “We appreciate their commitment to consensus building and providing advice to BLM leadership on southwest Colorado public lands.”

Planned agenda items include an overview of field office updates, recommendations by the sheep grazing sub-committee to the full Resource Advisory Council, and a presentation and discussion on Silverton area trail systems. A public comment period is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Individuals who wish to make a statement during the public comment period are encouraged to submit a written copy for the administrative record. The Resource Advisory Council will also attend a field tour of Silverton area trails on October 10. The meeting agenda is available online at:

Colorado’s 15-member Resource Advisory Councils are forums for providing advice and recommendations to the BLM on various resource and land management issues. The Southwest Resource Advisory Council advises the BLM Colorado Southwest District, consisting of the Gunnison, Tres Rios, and Uncompahgre field offices.

For more information or to register for the field tour or public comment period, please contact Maggie Magee at (970) 240-5323 or

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.