During the morning there will be an overview designed to orient newly appointed RAC members to the BLM and to their responsibilities as a RAC member. Following the orientation, updates will be provided on the Craters of the Moon National Monument Resource Management Plan Amendment, the proposed improvements to the Milner Recreation Area and the National Sage-Grouse Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). A formal comment period will be held from 9:10 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.
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-managed public lands.
The BLM Twin Falls District RAC is a 15-member advisory panel that provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on resource and land management issues for approximately 4.3 million acres of federal public lands within 10 counties in south-central Idaho. Meetings are open to the public, and the public is welcome to address the Twin Falls District RAC during the comment period from 9:10 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. This forum provides a good opportunity for people to ask questions of the citizen-based advisory council or to make comments that may assist RAC members in these planning efforts. For more information about the upcoming meeting, please contact Heather Tiel-Nelson at(208) 736-2352.