Bureau of Land Management Utah Resource Advisory Council to Hold Meeting and Field Tour in Cedar City


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CEDAR CITY, Utah — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a field tour and public meeting of the Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) on May 17-18, 2023, to receive advice and recommendations on public land planning efforts.

“Both field tours and public meetings can be valuable tools for resource management decision making,” said BLM Utah Director Gregory Sheehan. “These opportunities allow stakeholders to gain a more-comprehensive understanding of resource management, provide input and ensure collaboration with others to find solutions.”

The May 17 public meeting will be held at the BLM Utah Color Country District Office, 176 East D.L. Sargent Drive, Cedar City, UT 84721. The meeting will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda items will include updates and overview of District planning efforts, a review of recreation business plans, a 2023 fire season outlook, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law implementation updates, Inflation Reduction Act, and other issues as appropriate. Public interested in attending the meeting virtually will be able to register here: http://bit.ly/41fnwwV.

The May 18 field tour will commence at 8 a.m. The meet up location will be at the BLM Utah Color Country District Office. The public is welcome to attend both the meeting and the field tour; however, transportation and meals will not be provided. Individuals who plan to attend the field tour must RSVP at least one week in advance of the field tour with Angela Hawkins at ahawkins@blm.gov or 435-781-2774.

Additional details about the meeting and field tour will be posted to the Utah Resource Advisory Council webpage, https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advisory-council/near-you/utah/RAC, at least two weeks prior to the tour date. The field tour will follow current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 guidance regarding social distancing and wearing of masks. 

The public may address the Utah Resource Advisory Council from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 17. There will not be a public comment segment during the May 18 field tour. Depending on the number of people wishing to comment and time available, the amount of time for individual oral comments may be limited. Written statements to address the council may also be sent to BLM Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 or via email to BLM_UT_External_Affairs@blm.gov with the subject line “Utah RAC Meeting.”

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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.