Monument Advisory Committee to meet virtually next week

Posted September 11, 2021 at 5:39 am by

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Bureau of Land Man­age­ment (BLM), today, announced it will hold a meet­ing of the San Juan Islands Nation­al Mon­u­ment Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee (MAC). The pub­lic is wel­come to attend the meet­ing which will occur on Tues­day, Sept. 14, via Zoom from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Planned agen­da items at the meet­ing include review­ing the Final Resource Man­age­ment Plan/Environmental Impact State­ment and oppor­tu­ni­ties for the MAC to sup­port imple­men­ta­tion of the man­age­ment plan once the record of deci­sion is signed. 

“The San Juan Islands Nation­al Mon­u­ment Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee is an impor­tant forum for the com­mu­ni­ty con­ver­sa­tion that is a key com­po­nent of pub­lic land man­age­ment,” said Kurt Pin­del, BLM Spokane Dis­trict Man­ag­er. “By hav­ing the pub­lic par­tic­i­pat­ing in that con­ver­sa­tion, we ensure the advice we get reflects a vari­ety of per­spec­tives on land and resource use issues.”

A one-hour com­ment peri­od, dur­ing which the pub­lic may address the Mon­u­ment Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee, will begin at noon. Depend­ing on the num­ber of peo­ple wish­ing to com­ment and time avail­able, the amount of time for indi­vid­ual oral com­ments may be limited.

The 12-mem­ber Mon­u­ment Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee pro­vides advice and rec­om­men­da­tions to the BLM on resource and land man­age­ment issues with­in the San Juan Islands Nation­al Mon­u­ment.  Mon­u­ment Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee mem­bers are cit­i­zens who rep­re­sent pub­lic land inter­ests asso­ci­at­ed with the local area and who may also advise the Dis­trict Office.

The fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion is for attending/accessing the MAC meeting:

Or call toll-free (833) 568‑8864. Meet­ing ID: 160 084 4076. Pass­code: 656425


The BLM man­ages more than 245 mil­lion acres of pub­lic land locat­ed pri­mar­i­ly in the 11 West­ern states and Alas­ka. The BLM also admin­is­ters 700 mil­lion acres of sub-sur­face min­er­al estate through­out the nation. In fis­cal year 2018, the diverse activ­i­ties autho­rized on BLM-man­aged lands gen­er­at­ed $105 bil­lion in eco­nom­ic out­put across the coun­try. This eco­nom­ic activ­i­ty sup­port­ed 471,000 jobs and con­tributed sub­stan­tial rev­enue to the U.S. Trea­sury and state gov­ern­ments, most­ly through roy­al­ties on minerals.

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