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Public invited to BLM resource advisory meeting

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

The Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the BLM-Carson City District Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road.

The public may present general written and/or oral comments to the council at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

A field trip will be conducted, weather permitting, at 8 a.m. Thursday, which will include stops at various public land sites in Churchill County before returning to the district office by 5 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to participate both days, but they will need to provide their own transportation and lunch on the field trip on Thursday.

A detailed agenda is posted at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/res/resource_advisory/sierra_front-northwestern.html

Topics of discussion will include the district manager’s reports on current program of work, landscape approach/land health assessment processes, impacts to proposed wind energy projects in eagle habitat, BLM wildlands policy, geothermal program review, Salt Wells Energy Projects Draft Environmental Impact Statement, field tour of a geothermal power plant at Salt Wells in Churchill County, Nevada historic marker dedication for Pony Express Trail at the plant at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, and other topics brought up by council members.

At 1 p.m. Wednesday, a special presentation will be made of Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act Round 12 preliminary project funding recommendation, and the council will host a public comment period specific to the proposals.

For more information about the recommendation, call 861-6601 or send an email to snplma@blm.gov.

For more general information, email Mark Struble at mstruble

@blm.gov or call 885-6107.