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California Desert District Office
Release Date: 05/01/12
Contacts: David Briery , (951) 697-5220  
  Stephen Razo , (951) 697-5217  
News Release No. CDD-12-44

Nominations for Desert Advisory Council Extended

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) California Desert District is extending the call for nominations from the public through May 31 for six members of its District Advisory Council to serve three-year terms. Council members provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the management of public lands in Southern California.

The Council comprises 15 individuals who represent different interests and advise BLM officials on policies and programs concerning the management of 11 million acres of public land in southern California. The Council meets in formal session three to four times each year in various locations throughout the BLM's California Desert District. Council members serve without compensation. Members serve three-year terms and may be nominated for reappointment for additional three-year terms.

Section 309 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in planning and issues related to management of BLM-administered lands. The Secretary also selects Council nominees consistent with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which requires nominees appointed to the Council be balanced in terms of points of view and representative of the various interests concerned with the management of the public lands.
The three-year term would begin immediately upon appointment by the Secretary of the Interior. The six positions to be filled include one representative of transportation/rights-of-way groups or organizations, one elected official, one representative of renewable energy groups or organizations, one representative of non-renewable resources groups or organizations, one representative of environmental protection groups or organizations, and one representative of the public-at-large.

The nomination form may be found on the Desert Advisory Council webpage:  Nominations should be sent to Teresa Raml, District Manager, Bureau of Land Management, California Desert District Office, 22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553.


California Desert District Office   22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos      Moreno Valley, CA 92553  

Last updated: 05-10-2012