News Release

For Release:  Feb. 27, 2009             
Contact:  Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332
CA-N-08-30

BLM Seeks Members for Northwest California Advisory Council

The U. S. Bureau of Land Management is accepting nominations for membership on the Northwest California Resource Advisory Council, a citizen group that advises the agency on management of public lands and natural resources. There are four vacancies for three-year terms.
 
The deadline for nominations is Monday, April 13.
 
Seats are open in the following membership categories:
 
Category one (two 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 Arcata Field Office, (707) 825-2300; the Redding Field Office, (530) 224-2100; the Ukiah Field Office, (707) 468-4000; or BLM Public Affairs Officer Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332.
 
The RAC works closely with BLM managers in Arcata, Redding and Ukiah, providing guidance on the full range of the BLM’s responsibilities on public land in northwest California

The United States secretary of the interior makes appointments to the 12-member council.

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