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Central California District
Release Date: 01/03/12
Contacts: David Christy, 916-941-3146    
News Release No. CA-CC-12-19

Appointments Announced to BLM Central California Resource Advisory Council

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has made one new appointment and two re-appointments to the Bureau of Land Management’s Central California District Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues.

Mary Gorden, Lemon Cove, was re-appointed representing archaeological and historical interests. Reb Monaco, Hollister, who previously served on the RAC as an elected official, was re-appointed to represent dispersed recreation. Blair Knox, Sacramento, was appointed to represent energy and mineral development. The appointments are for three years.

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

The BLM’s Resource Advisory Councils, 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. 

Positions that will come vacant in 2012 are:

· Category Two (one open position) – Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations.
· Category Three (two open positions) – Representatives of state, county, or local elected office; representatives and employees of a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources; representatives of Indian Tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized; representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in natural sciences; and the public-at-large.

A call for nominations will be issued in early 2012. For more information, contact David Christy, Central California District public affairs officer, at (916) 941-3146 or email


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Last updated: 01-03-2012