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BLM Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council schedules 2010 meetings

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SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE

BATTLE MOUNTAIN – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) has scheduled three meetings in Nevada this year: March 4, in Elko; June 17-18, in Eureka; and Sept. 30 in Ely.  All meetings are open to the public.

The RAC advises and makes recommendations to the BLM on public land management.  Discussion items will include, but are not limited to, Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act nominations, cooperative monitoring, grazing permits, minerals, sustainable development, energy, and the Battle Mountain Resource Management Plan.  Managers’ reports of field office activities will be given at each meeting.  The Council may also raise other topics at the meetings.

All meetings will include a general public comment period where the public may speak or provide written comments to the RAC.  Each public comment period will begin approximately at 10 a.m., unless otherwise listed in each specific, final meeting agenda.

Each meeting will begin at 8 a.m.  Agendas will be posted at the BLM website at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/res/resource_advisory.html. Notices of each meeting will be published in local news media at least 14 days prior to the meeting.

  • March 4, BLM Elko District Office, 3900 E. Idaho St., Elko
  • June 17-18, Eureka Opera House, 31 S. Main St., Eureka, and will include a tour to the 3-Bars Project area
  • Sept. 30, BLM Ely District Office, 702 N. Industrial Way, Ely

The Federal Land Policy and Management Act directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in planning and discussion of issues related to management of BLM-administered public lands.  The 15-member Northeastern RAC is one of three such councils in Nevada.  Represented on the council are commercial and non-commercial users that include elected officials and state agencies, environmental, livestock, mining, Native American, and wild horse and burro.

For more information, contact Schirete Zick, Battle Mountain District Office, (775) 635-4067 or [email protected].