The Bureau of Land Management will meet with the Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Caliente Railroad Depot, 100 Depot Ave, in Caliente, Nev. A tour of the Basin and Range National Monument is scheduled to begin at 8 a. m., Wednesday, Aug. 10. The RAC will depart from the BLM Caliente Field Office, 1400 South Front Street, in Caliente

The RAC advises and makes recommendations to the BLM on public land management. Discussion items on Tuesday, Aug. 9, will include, but are not limited to, the Ash Springs Recreation Site, Basin and Range National Monument, and Greater Sage-Grouse. 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 11:45 a.m. 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, Ely, NV 89301. The agenda is available online at http://bit.ly/MOSORAC.

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 chanefel@blm.gov.