Bureau of Land Management’s Wyoming Resource Advisory Council to host meeting


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CASPER, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management’s Wyoming Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet in person in Casper on Jan. 31 and participate in a field tour of the National Historic Trails Center.  The meeting and the field tour are open to the public.

The Jan. 31 meeting will be held at the Courtyard Casper at 4260 Hospitality Lane in Casper, Wyoming. A virtual participation option will also be available. Participation instructions have been posted to the RAC’s webpage at https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advisory-council/near-you/wyoming. The field tour will also commence and conclude at the Courtyard Casper following the conclusion of the meeting.

Advisory councils consist of up to 15 members that represent diverse interests present in the local community. The Wyoming RAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior on public land resource and management issues in the state.

“Our RAC members come from cities and towns all across the state and represent a diverse pool of interests and expertise,” said BLM Wyoming State Director, Andrew Archuleta. “We are looking forward to meeting with them and discussing matters of public interest and using their insight to help drive decisions about public land management in Wyoming.”

Agenda topics for Jan. 31 will include state director remarks, a presentation on statewide planning efforts, and presentations on energy trends and project processes in Wyoming. Following the meeting, council members will tour the National Historic Trails Center and receive information on upcoming events at the center. The public is welcome to attend both the meeting and the field tour but will be responsible for their own transportation and meals. A half-hour public comment period, during which the public may address the RAC members, will be held during the meeting. The amount of time for individual oral comments may be limited depending on the number of people wishing to comment and time available. A full agenda is available on the RAC’s webpage.

For more information about the Wyoming RAC meetings, please contact Azure Hall at ahall@blm.gov or (307) 775-6208.

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.