The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will meet with the Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) at 3 p.m., Thursday, July 16, at the BLM Caliente Field Office, 1400 S. Front Street, in Caliente. A field tour will follow on Friday, July 17.

The RAC advises and makes recommendations to the BLM on public land management.

Discussion items will include, but are not limited to, the Ash Springs Recreation Site and Lincoln County Partners Multi-Purpose Non-Motorized Trail System. The meetings are open to the public and provide the public an opportunity to make comments to the citizen-based council.

A public comment period is scheduled at 5:30 pm. The public is encouraged to attend and provide comment. Written comments can also be submitted to the RAC Coordinator, Chris Hanefeld at the Ely District Office, 702 North Industrial Way, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, NV 89301. The agenda is available online at

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-administered public lands. The Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC is one of three such councils in Nevada that accommodate this community participation directive. Represented on the council are commercial and non-commercial users including environmental, livestock, mining, Native American, and wild horse and burro interests and elected officials and state agencies. For more information, contact Chris Hanefeld, BLM Ely District Office public affairs specialist, at (775) 289-1842 or