The Resource Advisory Council (RAC) is a 15-member advisory panel which provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on resource and land management issues for 75 million acres of federal public land in Alaska.
The RAC meets 2-3 times per year. Membership includes a cross section of Alaskans from around the state representing energy, tourism and commercial recreation interests; environmental, archeological or historic interests; and elected officials, Alaska Native organizations, and the public at large. Council members are selected for their ability to provide informed, objective advice on a broad array of public lands issues and their commitment to collaboration in seeking solutions to those issues.
Members are appointed to three-year terms and may be reappointed to consecutive terms. Council members must be Alaska residents. Members serve without salary, but are reimbursed travel expenses. If you or someone you know would like information about serving on the Alaska council, please call (907) 271-3335.
The 2016 nomination cycle began on March 18, 2016 for 5 new or reappointed members. In this cycle there will be 2 vacant positions in each Category 1 and 2 and 1 position in Category 3. Click on the link above to download the 2016 application which is a fillable PDF file. Submissions must be received by May 2, 2016 to be considered.
Applications will be reviewed and nomination packages will be completed at the local level. Alaska Governor Bill Walker will be consulted during this process. Recommendations will be endorsed by the BLM Alaska State Director and forwarded to the BLM Washington Office. Following the BLM Director's endorsement, recommendations will be then be forwarded to the Department of the Interior for background checks, ethics, and other reviews before presentation to the Secretary. The time between submission of application and receipt of member appointment letter may take 4-5 months.
RAC Meeting Quicklook
Information and Details
A meeting was held December 1 & 2, 2015 at the office of
Aircraft Services in Anchorage. Draft meeting minutes will be posted soon.
March 10, 2016
A one-day meeting was held at the Fairbanks District Office to follow the
Regional Mitigation Strategy Workshop that was held the previous two days.
Meeting Minutes by Fiscal Year