News Release

For Release:  February 27, 2009      
Contact:  David Christy (916) 985-4474

BLM Seeks Nominations to Central California Resource Advisory Council

The Bureau of Land Management in California announced it is seeking nominations for four positions on the Central California Resource Advisory Council, a citizen group that advises the BLM on public land issues and resources. 

The BLM will consider the nominations for 45 days from today, when the formal call for nominations is published in the Federal Register.

The four Central California RAC positions open are in the following categories:

Category One (one vacancy) – Public land ranchers and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, the timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, off-highway vehicle use, and commercial recreation.

Category Two (one vacancy) – Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations.

Category Three (two vacancies) – Representatives of state, county, or local elected office; representatives and employees of a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources; representatives of Native American tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized; representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in natural sciences; and the public-at-large.

Nominations should be sent to David Christy, BLM Folsom Field Office, 63 Natoma St., Folsom, Calif. 95630, no later than April 13, 2009.  For further information call Christy at (916) 985-4474 or e-mail  Nomination forms are available on the web at

The following must accompany all nominations: support letters from represented interests or organizations; a completed background information nomination form; and any other information that demonstrates the nominee's qualifications.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others to the RAC.  Nominees, who should demonstrate a commitment to collaborative resource decision-making, must be residents of the state.  The BLM, which has 24 RACs across the West, will evaluate nominees based on their education, training, experience, and their knowledge of the geographical area of the RAC.

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