BLM-Utah Resource Advisory Council to Hold Meeting

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BLM Press Release

Salt Lake City—The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Resource Advisory Council will host a meeting on Feb. 23 and 24, 2017 in St. George, Utah.  On Feb. 23, the RAC will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  On Feb. 24, the RAC will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  An optional field tour of the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area will take place on Feb. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Agenda topics include:  an introduction of new BLM managers, an update on the Planning 2.0 Rule, and updates on current resource management planning efforts and projects including Greater Sage-Grouse.

Those attending in person should meet at the BLM-Utah St. George Field Office/Arizona Strip District Office, 345 E. Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah  84770.  A one-hour public comment period will take place from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Feb. 23.

Members of the public who wish to attend the field tour should contact Lola Bird, Public Affairs Specialist, Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101; phone (801) 539-4033; or, lbird@blm.gov no later than Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.

For additional information, contact Lola Bird at (801)539-4033 or lbird@blm.gov.  Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual.  The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are provided during normal business hours.

All meetings are open to the public; however, transportation, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the participating public.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency.  This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska.  The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.  The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield.  In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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