Bureau of Land Management’s Alaska Resource Advisory Council to hold meeting


Bureau of Land Management

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Bureau of Land Management will hold an Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC) meeting on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, in Anchorage. Both in-person and virtual participation options are available, and the public is welcome to attend.  

The 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 the RAC have proven to be effective and lasting.   

“Public lands are part of the fabric of Alaskan communities,” said BLM Alaska State Director, Steve Cohn. “I’m excited to build a relationship with the council members and Alaskans in attendance, fostering an understanding of how the BLM manages public lands, how the public can impact that management, and the shared benefits of working together.” 

Planned agenda items include Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, regulatory updates, land transfers, recreation projects, youth and hiring initiatives, and cooperative efforts. The meeting will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Alaska Time with public comment accepted at 1:50 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 is welcomed to attend the in-person meetings at the BLM Alaska State Office (4th Floor), 222 W. 7th Ave #13 Anchorage, AK 99513. 

  • To attend virtually through Zoom, please register at this link:  

  • The public may also attend the meeting by phone at 833 568 8864.   
    Meeting ID: 161 954 8120  

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.