Bureau of Land Management announces upcoming meeting of Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will host a meeting on March 29, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend and comment at the meeting. Both in-person and virtual participation options will be available.

The meeting will take place at the BLM Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, N.M. 88005.

To register to attend the meeting virtually, please go to: https://blm.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_CEuTHKX4RW2rVYFmrcjIEg.

Meeting agenda items include member training; nomination of a RAC Chair and Vice Chair; updates from the BLM Socorro Field Office and the Pecos and Las Cruces District Offices; and review of U.S. Forest Service Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act fee proposals.

Beginning at 3 p.m., there will be a 30-minute public comment period for interested members of the public who wish to address the Southern New Mexico RAC. Depending on the number of people wishing to comment, time for individual oral comments may be limited.

RACs are critical in assisting BLM with public land management decisions and continuing to serve local communities. The 12-member Southern New Mexico RAC provides advice and recommendations to BLM on resource and land management issues within BLM Socorro Field Office and Pecos and Las Cruces District Offices. RAC members are citizens who represent varied public land interests.

For more information about the upcoming RAC meeting, contact BLM Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council Coordinator William Wight at (575) 525-4444, or wwight@blm.gov.

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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William Wight