Steens Mountain Advisory Council Schedules June 2021 Videoconference

Hines, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management announced today the Steens Mountain Advisory Council has scheduled a spring virtual meeting. The public is welcome to attend online, Thursday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visit the Steens Mountain Advisory Council website at for guidance on how to access the videoconference.

The June 3 agenda includes an update from the Designated Federal Official; a report on recreation, visitor use, and law enforcement statistics and data from the 2020 season; a presentation and discussion on the Nature’s Advocate Inholder Access Environmental Assessment and proposed routes; information sharing about the Bridge Creek Area Allotment Management Plans; an update from SMAC members regarding their Inholder Initiative; and an opportunity for SMAC members to share information from their constituents and present research. Any other matters that may reasonably come before the SMAC may also be included.

“The SMAC is a forum for the community to participate in the land management process,” said Jeff Rose, Burns District Manager and Designated Federal Official for the SMAC. “If you are interested in public land decisions for Steens Mountain, this is a great opportunity to listen and share with a collaborative group,” continued Rose.

A public comment period will be available at 1:35 p.m. Unless otherwise approved by the subcommittee chair, the public comment period will last no longer than 30 minutes, and each speaker may address the subcommittee for a maximum of five minutes.

Sessions may end early if all business items are accomplished ahead of schedule or may be extended if discussions warrant more time.

For more information about the Steens Mountain Advisory Council, please contact Tara Thissell at (541) 573-4519 or Additional information about the Steens Mountain Advisory Council is available online at:

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s 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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