Event: Bears Ears Monument Advisory to host its first public meeting on June 5 & 6

The 15-member Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee, which was appointed with some controversy last month, will meet publicly for the first time on June 5 and 6 at the Hideout Community Center in Monticello, Utah.

The meeting will be open to the public and will be held on June 5, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and continue on June 6, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Written comments to address the BENM-MAC may be sent to the BLM Canyon Country District, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, Utah 84532, or via email with the subject line “BENM-MAC” to blm_ut_mt_mail@blm.gov. Written comments must be received by Friday, May 31, 2019 to be considered by BENM-MAC members in their first meeting.

The 15-member Committee will provide information and advice regarding the development of the Monument Management Plan. Agenda topics will include welcoming new committee members, reviewing the charter, providing an overview to, and soliciting information and advice from, the BENM-MAC regarding the development of the Draft Monument Management Plans and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Shash Jáa and Indian Creek Units of the Bears Ears National Monument. BENM-MAC members will also select a person to serve as chair.

— Full event announcement and link to the agenda can be found on the Federal Register.