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BLM advisory councils to meet in Elko next week

BLM advisory councils to meet in Elko next week

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Wild Horses

Wild horses are among the issues discussed by BLM resource advisers. These were seen during a BLM tour in the Pine Nut Mountains just outside of Dayton.

ELKO — The Bureau of Land Management will host its annual meeting of the three Nevada Resource Advisory Councils April 4-6 at the Elko Convention Center.

The 15-member Nevada RACs advise the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM state director, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Nevada.

The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in the Turquoise Room on April 4. State Director John Ruhs will speak the afternoon of April 4.

A public comment period will be at 3:30 p.m. April 5.

Agenda topics include presentations on public lands, wild horses and burros, the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and the National Conservation Lands program.

Training conducted during the meeting will include the National Environmental Policy Act, RAC roles and responsibilities, and media training for RAC members and BLM staff. The meeting will also include closeout reports of the three RACs and scheduling meetings of the individual RACs for the upcoming year.

Breakout sessions for the individual RACs and state level subgroups dealing with wild horses and burros, sage grouse and grazing will be April 6.

The agenda, reports and additional information are posted at https://on.doi.gov/2kxTU8l under the Tri-RAC tab.

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