BLM Dakotas Resource Advisory Council meeting May 11 in Spearfish |

BLM Dakotas Resource Advisory Council meeting May 11 in Spearfish

MILES CITY, MT – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Dakotas Resource Advisory Council will meet Wednesday, May 11 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center located at 305 North 27th Street in Spearfish, SD.

The meeting is open to the public and will start at 8 a.m. in the Willow conference room. The public comment period will be 11 a.m. until Noon. Interested persons may make oral presentations or file written statements for the council to consider. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited.

Topics to be discussed at the meeting will include North Dakota and South Dakota Field Office briefings, Resource Management planning and other ongoing resource management issues.

The purpose of the council is to advise the Secretary of the Interior through the BLM on a variety of issues associated with public land management. For more information contact BLM RAC Coordinator Mark Jacobsen at 406-233-2831.

The BLM manages more land – 245 million acres – than any other federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.