Public Lands Foundation to meet in Reno

Members of the Public Lands Foundation will hold their annual meeting in Reno, Sept. 21 to 23 at the Atlantis Casino-Resort in Reno, according to foundation spokesman Bob Steele of Sparks.

"We are expecting a good turn-out at our national meeting this year. The theme will cover many public land issues faced by the Bureau of Land Management highlighted by a panel discussion on the future of mineral development of public lands," Steele said.

He said other current policy issues will include panel discussions by invited speakers on the new and controversial National Landscape Conservation System recently instituted by Secretary Babbitt and BLM and the restoration of fire ravaged lands in Nevada.

The Public Lands Foundation is a national conservation, nonprofit organization concerned about keeping the public lands public and managed in a professional and scientific manner under the concept of multiple use. The foundation is an all-volunteer organization with membership in 33 states.

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