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Bureau of Land Management Advisory Council Meets In March

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet March 12-14, in Thermopolis, Wyo.Planned agenda topics include the bentonite mining process and reclamation challenges, enhanced oil recovery, off-site mitigation, cultural resource issues, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, public participation regarding the National Environmental Policy Act, and follow-up to previous meetings.

The RAC will conduct site visits March 13 of the bentonite mining site at Meeteetse Draw, the Wyo-Ben Lucerne Bentonite Plant and Legacy Oil Field. The public may attend the site visits, but they must provide their own transportation.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Thermopolis Volunteer Fire Department and Hot Springs County Fire District Fire Station, beginning at 1 p.m. March 12, and concluding by noon on March 14. The public comment period will start at 8 a.m. March 14. The public may also submit written comments to the RAC.

The purpose of the council is to advise the Secretary of the Interior through the BLM on a variety of issues associated with public land management.

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