BLM Monument Advisory Committee to meet on Lopez

  • Sat Sep 21st, 2019 1:30am
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Submitted by The Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management announced it will hold a meeting of the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee. The public is welcome to attend the meeting from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Lopez Center. Planned agenda items at the meeting include reviewing the San Juan Islands National Monument proposed management plan.

“The San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee is an important forum for the community conversation that is a key component of public land management,” said Michelle Brown, acting BLM Spokane district manager. “By having the public participating in that conversation, we ensure the advice we get reflects a variety of perspectives on land and resource use issues,” continued Brown.

A one hour comment period, during which the public may address the committee, will begin at 1 p.m. Depending on the number of people wishing to comment and time available, the amount of time for individual oral comments may be limited.

Resource Advisory Councils are critical in assisting the BLM in continuing to be a good neighbor in the communities we serve. The 12-member Monument Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on resource and land management issues within the San Juan Islands National Monument. Monument Advisory Committee members are citizens who represent public land interests associated with the local area.

For more information about the upcoming committee meeting, contact Jessica Montcalm, acting San Juan Islands National Monument manager, at P.O. Box 3, Lopez Island, WA 98261, 360-468-3051, or jmontcalm@blm.gov. Additional information about the MAC is available online at https://on.doi.gov/2kRK6fF.