Bureau of Land Management Alaska Resource Advisory Council to hold meeting


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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Bureau of Land Management will hold an Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC) meeting on May 24, 2023, in Anchorage. Both in-person and virtual participation options are available and the public is welcome to attend.  

The 15-member Alaska RAC serves in an advisory capacity concerning issues relating to land use planning and the management of public land resources located within the State of Alaska. Members represent a variety of interests reflective of the Bureau’s multiple-use mission and Alaska’s diverse population. Members meet to collaborate with each other and make recommendations to the BLM Alaska State Director. Over the years, consensus-based recommendations made by RACs have proven effective and lasting.   

“The members of the Alaska Resource Advisory Council are valued co-stewards of public lands and experts who provide feedback and share their knowledge about various topics,” said BLM Alaska State Director, Steve Cohn. “With their diverse perspectives, they’ve helped inform durable policies that honor traditions, foster job creation, improve access to public lands and result in healthy landscapes and wildlife.” 

Planned agenda items include updates about co-stewardship projects, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds and accomplishments and wildlife habitat management, with time for public comments at 1 p.m. The agenda and other RAC information, such as previous meeting minutes and presentations, are available on the Alaska Resource Advisory Council webpage: www.blm.gov/Alaska/RAC.   

Interested members of the public may attend all or portions of the resource advisory council meeting and provide input during the public comment period. 

  • The public may also attend the meeting by phone at 833-568-8864.  

Meeting ID: 161 350 1742   

Depending on the number of people wishing to comment and the time available, individual verbal comments may be time limited. Written comments to address the council may be sent in advance:  

  • By mail to Melinda Bolton, RAC Coordinator, BLM Alaska State Office, 222 W. 7th Ave. Mailstop #13, Anchorage AK, 99513-7504; or  

  • By email to mbolton@blm.gov with the subject line “BLM AK RAC Meeting.”  

For more information about the meeting, or the BLM Alaska RAC, please contact RAC Coordinator Melinda Bolton at mbolton@blm.gov or (907) 271-3342.   

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.