The BLM California Desert District will host a public ZOOM meeting of the Desert Advisory Council on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, and the public comment period is scheduled for 2:45 p.m.
The Desert Advisory Council meeting will include presentations on the status of several renewable energy and mining projects; a presentation on BLM law enforcement coordination; and updates on off-highway vehicle recreation and Desert Advisory Council subgroups. Managers and staff from the five field offices and fire program will also report on their activities.
Meeting participants must register in advance here. Upon registering, participants will receive an auto-generated confirmation email, including the meeting link and dial-in numbers. The public will be given the opportunity to address the Desert Advisory Council during the public comment period; time for individual comments may be limited due to the number of persons wishing to speak. Written comments may also be emailed in advance of the meeting to email@example.com. Comments received will be recorded in the meeting minutes.
The Desert Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to BLM leadership for consideration on resource and land-management issues within the agency. These citizen-based councils, such as the Desert Advisory Council, consist of 10 to 15 members from diverse interests in local communities who assist in the development of committee recommendations that address public land management issues.
The agenda for the meeting is posted on the BLM website here. For questions regarding the Desert Advisory Council meeting, contact California Desert District Public Affairs Officer Michelle Van Der Linden, at 760-833-7172, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.