BLM councils scheduled tour and meeting

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management Northwest and Southwest resource advisory councils have scheduled a joint field tour and meeting.

The tour is set to start at 10 a.m. May 1 at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer St. in Delta. Participants will visit the Dominguez-Esclante Canyon National Conservation Area. The tour is expected to conclude by 3 p.m.

The tour is open to the public, but participants must provide their own transportation and meals. High-clearance vehicles are recommended. Reservations are due April 17.

The two resource councils also have scheduled a public meeting for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 2 at the recreation center.

The agenda for the meeting includes field office updates, a discussion of the Dominguez-Esclante Canyon National Conservation Area business plan and Escalante Ranch land acquisition.

A public comment period is set for 2:30 p.m. Participants who want to make a statement are encouraged to submit written copies of their statements for the administrative record.

Resource councils provide advice and recommendations to the BLM.

For more information or to register for the field tour, call (970) 826-5101 or email BLM_CO_NWRAC@blm.gov.