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California Desert District Office
Release Date: 04/03/14
Contacts: Stephen Razo, (951) 697-5217 or:    
News Release No. CA-CDD-14-30

BLM Seeks Members for Connecting People to the Desert Subgroup

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations for seven to nine positions in its Connecting People to the Desert subgroup of the Desert Advisory Council (DAC). Members of the subgroup will be nominated by the DAC chairman, selected by the DAC and concurred with by the BLM. Deadline for submission of applications will be May 2, 2014.

The focus of the subgroup will be to make recommendations on how to connect youth and adults with the spectacular resources of the California Desert by identifying education and interpretation opportunities in the sciences, recreation, the arts, economics and history.  Nominees should have expertise in education, outreach or marketing, along with one or more of the following areas:

  • Cultural, Performing or Visual Arts
  • Recreation
  • Archaeology
  • Geology or Paleontology
  • History (Military, Westward Expansion, Mining or other)
  • Economics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Writing and Literature
  • Film
  • Sociology or Anthropology

 The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires input from the subgroup to be presented directly to the California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) for deliberation and consideration. The DAC, chartered by the Secretary of the Interior, serves in an advisory capacity concerning the planning and management of public land resources with the BLM California Desert District.

All members of the subgroup will be required to disclose any direct or indirect interest in leases, licenses, permits, contracts or claims that involve lands or resources administered by the BLM, or in any related litigation. No subgroup member will participate in any matter in which the member has a direct interest. Selection and appointment of subgroup members is by the DAC with the concurrence of the designated federal official.

The subgroup is projected to meet four times per year, and all meetings are open to the public. Meeting dates, times and locations will be determined at a later date.  Persons wishing to apply for consideration as members of the subgroup should submit their applications to:  Stephen Razo, BLM California Desert District Office, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553 or electronically at: The application and detailed information about the subgroup are posted on the subgroup’s website:   


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

Last updated: 04-07-2014