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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 06/10/11
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
News Release No. CA-N-11-55

BLM Seeks Members for Northwest California Resource 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. There are four vacancies for three-year terms.   The nomination deadline has been extended to July 8.

Seats are open in the following membership categories:

Category one (one vacancy):  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 (two vacancies):  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 July 8, 2011, to Jeff Fontana, Bureau of Land Management, 2950 Riverside Dr., Susanville, CA  96130, attention: RAC Nominations. Documents can be emailed to jfontana@blm.gov.
Nomination forms and information about the council are available online at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/nwrac.html or by contacting 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 lands in northwest California.

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




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