Kicking off the meeting will be a presentation about the roles and responsibilities of a BLM law enforcement officer, followed by an overview of the 2014 fire season. Additionally, there will be Shoshone, Burley and Jarbidge Field Office updates, an overview of the Craters of the Moon National Monument Plan Amendment update and a farewell presentation to outgoing RAC members Denise Alexander (dispersed recreation), Gerald Orthel (energy development) and Todd Wadsworth (public at large).
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 as previously mentioned, the public is welcome to address the Twin Falls District RAC during the comment period from 9:15 to 9:45 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 meeting, please contact Heather Tiel-Nelson at (208) 736-2352.