BLM Utah Resource Advisory Council to Hold Meeting

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BLM Press Release

Salt Lake City—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will hold a field tour and meeting Oct. 17-18, 2016.

On Oct. 17, the RAC will take a field tour of the San Rafael Desert Master Leasing Plan project area from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Attendance is optional.  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 Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.

On Oct. 18, the RAC will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum, 1765 E. Main Street, Green River, Utah  84525.  Topics of discussion will include the San Rafael Desert Master Leasing Plan and sage-grouse plan grazing thresholds.  A half-hour public comment period will take place from 12:30-1:00 p.m., where the public may address the RAC.

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

For more information on Resource Advisory Councils, please visit the BLM-Utah website at www.blm.gov/ut/st/en.html.

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question for

the above individual.  The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are provided during normal business hours.

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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