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For Release:  Feb. 27, 2009             
Contact:  Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332

BLM Seeks Members for 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.
The deadline for nominations is Monday, April 13.
Seats are open in the following membership categories:
Category one (three vacancies):  Public land ranchers and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, timber, transportation and rights of way, off-highway vehicle use, and commercial recreation.
Category two (one vacancy):  Representatives of regional or national environmental organizations, archaeological and historical interests, wild horse and burro interests, and dispersed recreation activities.
Category three (one vacancy):  Local, state or county elected officials, representatives of state agencies involved in natural resources, representatives of Native American tribes within the council’s area of interest, teachers involved in natural resources or sciences, and the public at large.
Individuals may nominate themselves or others.  Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to collaborative decision making on natural resource issues and knowledge of the RAC’s geographic area of interest.  Nominations must include letters of support.
Nominations and support letters must be sent by Monday, April 13, 2009, to: Jeff Fontana, Bureau of Land Management, 2950 Riverside Dr., Susanville, CA  96130, attention: RAC Nominations. Documents can be emailed to jfontana@ca.blm.gov.
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; 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 in northeast California and far northwest Nevada. 

The United States secretary of the interior makes appointments to the 15-member council.


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Last updated: 02-27-2009