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News Release
Western Oregon Resource Advisory Council to Meet May 12-13  - 05/10/22

Medford, Ore.  – The Bureau of Land Management’s Western Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) is scheduled to meet virtually on May 12, 2022. A field tour of Secure Rural Schools Title II projects at Lower Table Rock and the Anderson Butte area will occur on May 13.  

At the virtual meeting, the Western Oregon RAC will discuss and make recommendations on a fee proposal for the Edson Creek and Sixes River Campgrounds in southwest Oregon. The May 13 field tour will visit previously funded Title II projects related to recreation, youth employment, hazardous fuels reduction, and illegal dumping on public lands near Medford.  

The meeting will be held over the Zoom platform from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on May 12. Those wishing to participate in the Zoom meetings must register at least one week in advance of the meeting at: https://blm.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_xEuoC8JvTT-Pxaq-H4uzCg  

The meeting is open to the public, with a public comment period scheduled on May 12 at 11:30 a.m. The RAC will take a field tour of projects near Lower Table Rock and the Anderson Butte area on May 13. On the day of the field tour, the RAC will meet at 9 a.m. at the BLM Medford District Office, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford, Oregon 97504. The RAC will return to the BLM Medford District Office around 4 p.m.    

Members of the public are welcome on the field tour but must provide their own transportation and meals. Individuals who plan to attend must RSVP to the BLM Medford District Office at least two days in advance of the field tour. Individuals that need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact Kyle Sullivan, BLM RAC Coordinator, at ksullivan@blm.gov or (541) 618-2340. The field tour will follow current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 guidance regarding social distancing and wearing of masks. 

The Western Oregon RAC meets multiple times a year and is one of several citizen advisory councils throughout Oregon/Washington. The RAC’s 15 members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior and represent a broad range of public land interests, including environmental, local government, recreation, timber, and commercial activity. The Western Oregon RAC advises the BLM’s Coos Bay, Medford, Roseburg, Northwest Districts, and parts of the Lakeview District. 

For more information about the Western Oregon RAC, visit:  

www.blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advisory-council/near-you/oregon-washington/western-oregon-rac 

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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.

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