Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) . Bureau of L and Management. FACA-Chartered Committees . In 1972, Congress passed the Federal Advisory Committee Act in order to establish uniform standards and procedures for groups advising the Federal government.
Bureau of Land Management
“There is established the Rio Grande NaturalArea in the State of Colorado to conserve, restore, and protect the natural, historic, cultural, scientific, scenic, wildlife, and recreational resources of the Natural Area.”
The Commission shall:
Will take into consideration the Federal, state, and local plans in existence on the date of enactment of the Act to present a unified preservation, restoration, and conservation plan for the Natural Area.
A Management Plan for Non-Federal Lands
The non-Federal Plan will include:
An inventory of the resourcescontained in the Natural Area, including a list of propertyin the Natural Area that should be preserved, restored, managed, developed, maintained, or acquired to further the purposes of the Natural Area;
Recommendations for policies for resource management, including the use of intergovernmental cooperative agreements to protect the resources of the Natural Area and provide for the solitude, quiet use, and pristine natural values of the Natural Area.
The Commission shall assist the Secretary in implementing the management plan by carrying out the following activities to preserve and interpret the natural, historic, cultural, scientific, scenic, wildlife, and recreational resources of the Natural Area.
*The Secretary and the Commission shall cooperate to ensure that the management plans relating to the management of the Federal and non-Federal lands are consistent.*