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BLM announces February virtual meeting of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee


The Bureau of Land Management invites the public to attend a virtual public meeting of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Feb. 29. Public comment will take place from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or until they conclude, whichever comes first, according to a statement from BLM Utah.

Calf Creek at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Photo courtesy of BLM Utah

The 15-member, citizen-based committee provides information and advice to the Secretary of the Interior on science-based issues concerning the monument.

Agenda items for the February meeting will include administrative business; a status update on the monument resource management plan; a public comment period and election of the advisory committee chair.

The agenda and meeting access information are available at bit.ly/3QGqaqJ. Participants must register in advance via Zoom to attend at bit.ly/422DIlS. Registrants will receive a confirmation email including the meeting link and dial-in phone numbers.

Given the potential number of participants during the public comment period, the time allotted for individual comments may be limited. Public comments may be emailed in advance to dhercher@blm.gov.

Comments received prior to the meeting will be recorded in the meeting minutes. Please contact us no later than seven days prior to the virtual public meeting if reasonable accommodations are needed to participate.