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Central California District
Release Date: 01/13/10
Contacts: David Christy , (916) 941-3146  
News Release No. CA-CC-10-19

BLM Announces Appointments to Central California Resource Advisory Council

Three members of the Bureau of Land Management’s Central California Resource Advisory Council have been re-appointed to new three-year terms by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

Members re-appointed are Paul McFarland, Lee Vining, representing national/regional environmental groups; Marshall “Leigh” Marymor, Point Richmond and Walt Pachucki, Bishop; both representing the public at large.

 “The BLM’s resource advisory councils help ensure that the management of our public lands and resources are guided by a wide range of perspectives and by the input of citizens and local communities.” said Secretary Salazar.  “I welcome our new RAC members and commend them for their service on behalf of America’s public lands. Their input and recommendations will help us restore our treasured landscapes and ensure that we are harnessing the benefits of these lands in a balanced way." 

The Central California RAC, one of 24 such advisory councils in the United States, works closely with managers of the BLM’s Mother Lode, Bishop, Hollister and Bakersfield field offices, providing expertise and insight on natural resource management issues. The council represents a broad array of public land interests including livestock grazing permit holders, off- highway vehicle enthusiasts, historical and archaeological interests, dispersed recreation users, environmental interests, local government and the public at large.

“RAC members come from different backgrounds and reflect a wide range of perspectives,” said Kathy Hardy, BLM Central California District manager. “Their diversity results in a balanced outlook that the bureau needs as it carries out its multiple-use mission.  The BLM is responsible for managing these various uses – such as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production – while conserving the land’s natural, historical, and cultural resources.”

The next RAC meeting is planned for April 16-17. The location and other details will be announced closer to the meeting date.


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Last updated: 01-14-2010