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Central California District
Release Date: 11/19/12
Contacts: David Christy , 916-941-3146  
News Release No. CA-CC-13-13

Appointments Announced to BLM Central California Resource Advisory Council

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

Steve Evans, Sacramento, will represent environmental organizations in Category Two. Mary “Emmy” Cattani, Bakersfield, will represent the public at large and Jim Keller, Santa Cruz, will represent Indian Tribes, both in Category Three. 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 2013 are:

  • Category One (three open positions)- Representatives who hold Federal grazing permits or leases within the area for which the Council is organized; represent interests associated with transportation or rights-of-way; represent developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle users, or commercial recreation activities; represent the commercial timber industry; or represent energy and mineral development.
  • 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 2013. For more information, contact David Christy, Central California District public affairs officer, at (916) 941-3146 or email


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Last updated: 06-12-2013