Bureau of Land Management Alaska Resource Advisory Council to Hold Virtual Meeting

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Bureau of Land Management will hold a virtual Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC) meeting on May 25, 2021. 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 the public land resources located within the State of Alaska. Members represent a variety of interests reflective of the agency’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.

“All of these Council members live and work in Alaska and will bring perspectives from communities across the state to offer recommendations on our complex land management challenges,” said BLM Alaska State Director Chad Padgett. “I look forward to continued collaboration and locally-sourced solutions as we strive to do work that benefits all Alaskans.”

Planned agenda items include updates on resource management plans, conveyances, subsistence management, recreation management, and time for public comments. The agenda and other RAC information, such as previous meeting minutes and presentations, are available on the Alaska RAC webpage: www.blm.gov/Alaska/RAC.

Interested members of the public may attend all or portions of the RAC meeting and provide input during the public comment period. To attend or provide comments, please register at this link https://blm.zoomgov.com/j/1611843868

Depending on the number of people wanting to comment and the time available, individual verbal comments may be time limited. Written comments to address the Council are highly encouraged and 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
  • 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.

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