Seth D. Shteir resides in Joshua Tree and fills the Environmental Protection position on the council. Mr. Shteir is an advocate for national park-related issues in the California Desert that parallel many of BLM’s desert issues, including off-road vehicles, Eagle Mountain Landfill, renewable energy, Cadiz Valley Water Conservation and Recovery Project, and the California Desert Protection Act of 2011. He has organized and led Nature Valley restoration events with the Palm Springs and Barstow BLM offices at Big Morongo Canyon Preserve and the “Saddle” area east of Twentynine Palms. Mr. Shteir’s environmental advocacy efforts to protect the California Desert as well as his experience in providing coordination and communication with land management agencies such as the National Park Service, BLM, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are a valuable resource to the council.