BLM Resource Advisory Council meeting rescheduled for January

The Daily Times staff
Chokecherry Canyon in the Glade Run Recreation Area will be the site of a morning field trip Jan 31.

FARMINGTON — A day-long meeting regarding Bureau of Land Management plans in the Four Corners region has been rescheduled for Jan. 30 and 31.

The BLM’s Farmington District Resource Advisory Council was originally scheduled to meet Tuesday at the Farmington District Office and Wednesday for a morning field trip to Chokecherry Canyon Glade Run Recreation Area.

Scheduling conflicts within the council prompted the change last week, said Zach Stone, public affairs specialist for the BLM’s Farmington District Office.

The meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 30. A field trip to Chokecherry Canyon Glade Run Recreation Area will leave from the Farmington District office at 8 a.m. and return around noon on Jan. 31. The new meeting schedule was posted in the Federal Register on Nov. 28.

The council is comprised of 10 members who were appointed by the Secretary of the Interior and “provides advice to BLM resource managers regarding management plans and proposed resource actions on public land in the BLM’s Farmington District,” according to the Federal Register.

Items on the RAC’s upcoming agenda include updates on the Farmington Resources Management Plan Amendment and the land use planning in the Taos Field office; updates on the Taos general recreation plan and the Farmington Glade Run recreation implementation plan; an overview of Farmington District grazing permits, as well as of the fire and fuel plan treatments for the Farmington District; a presentation on Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act regarding protection of historic properties; and a presentation of BLM’s role in the Four Corners Air Quality Group.

There is a public comment period scheduled for the meeting, though the public may submit written comments to Stone through Jan. 29 to be presented to members before the meeting.

More information about the meeting is available at the Federal Register.