BLM pushes citizens' meeting to January

Resource Advisory Council meeting will be first since national monument review


The Bureau of Land Manamgnet has rescheduled a meeting of the Farmington Resource Advisory Council.

The council, or RAC, is a group of New Mexico citizens from diverse backgrounds who adivse the federal agency on land managment. The Farmington office of the BLM covers Taos County.

The meeting was set to happen in Farmington Dec. 5-6, but will now take place Jan. 30-31, 2018 at the same location, according to a notice in the Federal Register.

The public will still only be allowed 30 minutes to address the council, which has a packed agenda.

"Agenda items for the meeting include an introduction of new RAC members; the election of a new RAC Chair; 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 fire and fuel plan treatments for the Farmington District; an overview of Farmington District grazing permits; a presentation on Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; and a presentation of BLM's role in the Four Corners Air Quality Group. Any other matters that may reasonably come before the Farmington District RAC may also be addressed."