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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 02/07/13
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
News Release No. CA-N-13-34

BLM Has Openings on Northwest California Resource Advisory Council


The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has two openings on its Northwest California Resource Advisory Council, which advises the agency on diverse public land and natural resource issues.  Nominations must be received by March 13.

Both openings are to fill one-year terms in a membership category representing local elected officials, the public at large, Native American tribal interests, teachers involved with science and natural resources,  and state agencies involved with natural resources.

Nomination forms and additional information are available online at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/nerac.html, or  by contacting BLM Northern California Public Affairs Officer Jeff Fontana at (530) 252-5332 or by email at jfontana@blm.gov.  Nomination forms and supporting letters should be returned to:  Bureau of Land Management, 2950 Riverside Dr., Susanville, CA  96130, attention: RAC nominations.

Nominees must be California residents knowledgeable in the field for which they are nominated.  They must have an interest in working collaboratively to find solutions to natural resource management issues.

The Northwest California RAC works closely with the BLM’s northern California district manager and field managers in Arcata, Redding and Ukiah.

The BLM’s RACs, composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, help the Bureau carry out its stewardship of more than 245 million acres of public lands.  The Bureau, which manages more land than any other Federal agency, has 29 RACs across the West, where most BLM-managed land is located.  The diverse membership of each RAC helps ensure that BLM land managers get the varying perspectives they need to achieve their mission, which is to manage the public lands for multiple uses.

“Each of the RACs lend their unique combination of geographic and resource expertise to inform the BLM’s decisions,” said Acting BLM Director Mike Pool.  “The members of our RACs help our field offices by acting as sounding boards in all types of resource management issues.  They are a tremendous resource for field managers across the West.”   




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