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

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Bureau of Land Management will hold virtual Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC) meetings on February 8 and May 17, 2022. 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.

“These multi-faceted volunteers share unique experiences and provide us advice and guidance on management of public lands,” said BLM acting Alaska State Director Tom Heinlein. “I look forward to meeting as we continue working together to create solutions that benefit all Alaskans.”

Planned agenda items include updates on resource management plans, conveyances, recreation management, and time for public comments. The agendas 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 meetings and provide input during the public comment periods. To attend or provide comments, please register at this link: https://blm.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItcu6rrj4iH9m_4eVrtX89DywKTV3o2Lo

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

Meeting ID:    161 113 2281
Passcode:        917195

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; 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.

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