Monument Advisory Committee to meet virtually next week

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

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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.

Posted on September 11, 2021 at 5:39 am by

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