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Northern California District
Release Date: 04/27/12
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. NC-12-54

BLM Extends Nomination Deadline for Northeast Calif. Advisory Council

The U. S. Bureau of Land Management has extended until June 4 the nomination deadline for membership on the Northeast California Resource Advisory Council, a citizen group that advises the agency on management of public lands. There are five vacancies for three-year terms.

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.

Nominations and support letters must be sent by June 4, 2012, to Jeff Fontana, Bureau of Land Management, 2950 Riverside Dr., Susanville, CA  96130, attention: RAC Nominations. Documents can be emailed to

Nomination forms and information about the council are available online at or by contacting Fontana at (530) 252-5332.

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.

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: 04-27-2012