News Release

For Release:  Feb. 28, 2008             
Contact:  Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332
CA-N-08-28

BLM Seeks Members for the Northeast California Advisory Council

The U. S. Bureau of Land Management is accepting nominations for membership on the Northeast California Resource Advisory Council, a citizen group that advises the agency on management of public lands and natural resources. There are five vacancies for three-year terms.
 
There is one seat open in membership category one, which includes holders of federal livestock grazing permits and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, the timber industry, transportation and rights of way, off-highway vehicle use and commercial recreation.
 
The council has two openings in category two, which includes representatives of national or regional environmental groups, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities and wild horse and burro interest groups
 
There are two seats open in membership category three, which includes state, county or local elected officials, representatives or employees of state agencies involved in natural resources, teachers involved in natural resources, those who represent tribal interests, and representatives of the public at large.
 
Nominations and support letters must be sent by Monday, April 14, 2008, to: Bureau of Land Management, 2950 Riverside Dr., Susanville, CA  96130, attention: RAC Nominations. Documents can be sent by email to jfontana@ca.blm.gov.
 
Detailed application information and nomination forms are available online at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac.html or by contacting the BLM Alturas Field Office, (530) 233-4666; the Eagle Lake Field Office in Susanville, (530) 257-0456; or the Surprise Field Office in Cedarville, (530) 279-6101; or BLM Public Affairs Officer Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332.
 
The RAC works closely with BLM managers in Alturas, Susanville and Cedarville, providing guidance on the full range of the BLM’s responsibilities for nearly three million acres of public land.  Most recently, the council has been involved in development of new land use plans, management of wild horses and burros and development of strategies to improve the health and productivity of sagebrush-steppe ecosystems.
 
The United States secretary of the interior makes appointments to the 15-member council.

-BLM-

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