Monument Advisory Committee to meet virtually next week

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), today, announced it will hold a meeting of the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC). The public is welcome to attend the meeting which will occur on Wednesday, May 18, via Zoom from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The BLM’s new Monument Manager, Brie Chartier, is scheduled to provide opening remarks at 9:05 a.m.

Planned agenda items at the meeting include reviewing the Final Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement and opportunities for the MAC to support implementation of the management plan once the record of decision is signed.  

“The San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee is an important forum for the community conversation that is a key component of public land management,” said Kurt Pindel, BLM Spokane District Manager. “By having the public participating in that conversation, we ensure the advice we get reflects a variety of perspectives on land and resource use issues,” continued Pindel.

A one-hour comment period, during which the public may address the MAC, will begin at noon. Depending on the number of people wishing to comment and time available, the amount of time for individual oral comments may be limited.

The 12-member MAC provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on resource and land management issues within the San Juan Islands National Monument. The MAC members are citizens who represent public land interests associated with the local area and who may also advise the Spokane District Office.

The following information is for attending/accessing the MAC meeting:

https://blm.zoomgov.com/j/1610779003?pwd=Uk5tUXVOMHU2b0pMbGdNQ2gvNGgxUT09

Meeting ID: 161 145 7419

Passcode: 852996

Or call toll-free (833) 568-8864

Additional information about the San Juan Island MAC is available at:

https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advisory-council/near-you/oregon-washington/san-juan-islands-mac


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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Bureau of Land Management

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Spokane District Office

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