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March meeting scheduled for BLM Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council


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BATTLE MOUNTAIN – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) has scheduled a meeting for March 24 at the BLM Ely District Office, 702 N. Industrial Way, Ely, Nevada.  Topics for discussion include the wild lands initiative, Round 12 of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, the National Landscape Conservation System and the Newmont Copper Leach Project.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 a.m., and will include a general public comment period at 10:30 a.m.  The 15-member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Nevada.

The meeting agenda is posted on the BLM website at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/res/resource_advisory.html.  Individuals who need special assistance such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, or who wish to receive a copy of the agenda, should call Schirete Zick at 775-635-4067 no later than one week before the start of each meeting.

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].

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