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BLM-Alaska Resource Advisory Council to meet in Anchorage


ANCHORAGE -- The Bureau of Land Management's Alaska Resource

Advisory Council will meet April 6 and 7 at the BLM Campbell Tract

Facility, located at 4700 BLM Road, Anchorage.

The council’s agenda includes election of chair and vice-chair,

district manager reports, National Landscape Conservation System 10th

Anniversary, American Recovery Reinvestment Act project updates and

other topics of interest to the RAC.

The meeting will start at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, and recess at 5

p.m. The meeting will resume at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, and

adjourn at approximately

5 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, with time provided for

public comment from

1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Written comments are also welcome.

For information about the meeting, visit the BLM-Alaska website at

http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/res/rac.3.html or call the BLM-Alaska State

Office at 271-4418 or 271-5555.

The BLM manages 253 million acres – more land than any other federal
agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is
primarily located in 12 Western states, including 75 million acres in
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.
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