Richard Rudnick is a rancher and is a federal grazing permittee on public lands in southern California. He is a renewable resource representative on the council and represents grazing interests.
Mr. Rudnick has grazed cattle and sheep as a BLM permittee in western Mojave Desert since 1975 and is very knowledgeable about BLM-managed public lands, issues and challenges. Mr. Rudnick has served on BLM's California Desert Multiple Use Advisory Board representing livestock grazing on 25 million acres.
Mr. Rudnick holds a bachelor of science degree in agricultural business from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and resides in Bakersfield.