ELKO, Nev.—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District Office is hosting an open communications forum May 16 to provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about projects being undertaken by the Elko District as well as a forum to provide input to the BLM.
This is the second planned quarterly forum to maintain an open dialogue between BLM and the many users of America’s public lands. Topics for this forum are the grazing term permit renewal process and fire season strategies. Specialists will present material on the above topics as well as be available for discussion. After each presentation, there will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions.
When the presentations are complete, the floor will be opened for public comment. Comments can be made regarding any topic and will be recorded for future BLM use. Written comments will be accepted as well.
The forum is open to the public and will be at the Western Folklife Center located at 501 Railroad St., Elko. The forum begins at 6 p.m. and is expected to last approximately two hours. Public speakers will need to register either at the event or prior to by email at Elfoweb@blm.gov or by calling Lesli Ellis at (775) 753-0386. Requests will need to include requestor’s name, city and email address along with the topic of their comment.
Recording devices will be used to capture public comments and opinions; however, speakers will be afforded the opportunity of not being recorded. Recorded material will be used internally for future plans and decisions. Notes of the meeting will be posted online approximately two weeks afterward.
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