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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Central California District
 
Release Date: 06/09/11
Contacts: Contact: David Christy , 916=941-3146  
News Release No. CA-CC-11-61

BLM Extends Nomination Period for Central California Resource Advisory Council


The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public nominations for three open positions on its Central California District Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues.  The BLM has extended the nomination period to July 8.

The BLM’s Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, help the Bureau carry out its stewardship of 245 million acres of public lands.  The Bureau, which manages more land than any other Federal agency, has 28 RACs across the West, where most BLM-managed land is located.  Each RAC consists of 12 to 15 members with an interest in public land management, including such individuals as conservationists, ranchers, outdoor recreationists, state and local government officials, Tribal officials, and academics.  The diverse membership of each RAC is aimed at achieving a balanced outlook that the BLM needs for its mission, which is to manage the public lands for multiple uses.

The Central California RAC advises BLM officials for the Hollister, Mother Lode, Bakersfield and Bishop field offices.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on an advisory council.  Nominees, who must be residents of the state, will be judged on the basis of their training, education, and knowledge of the council’s geographical area.  Nominees should also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decisionmaking.  All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference from any represented interests or organizations; a completed background information nomination form; and any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications.

Nomination forms and additional information about the Central California RAC are available on the web at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/ccrac.html

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

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

Nominations should be sent by July 8 to David Christy, BLM Central California District public affairs officer, 5152 Hillsdale Circle, El Dorado Hills, Calif. 95762, call (916) 941-3146, e-mail dchristy@blm.gov




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