U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 12/29/09|
Deadline Extended for Dominguez-Escalante NCA Advisory Council Member Nominations
The BLM is seeking nominations to fill 10 positions on the council for the NCA, a 209,610-acre natural resource gem located in parts of Mesa, Delta and Montrose counties that includes the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness.
The original nomination deadline was Monday, Dec. 21, 2009. Based on strong expressions of interest late in the nomination period, BLM is extending the deadline to Jan. 4, 2010.
“It is important that we cast our net broadly for nominations, as members of this advisory council will play an important role in preparing the management plan for the new NCA,” said Katie A. Stevens, interim manager of the NCA. “We heard from some potential nominees late during the nomination period, and we want to give those folks the opportunity to submit their nominations.”
The Dominguez-Escalante NCA Advisory Council will assist the BLM during the development of the NCA’s Resource Management Plan. Members are sought who are committed to working together with other broad interests for the long-term benefit of the NCA resources.
Members serve without monetary compensation but are reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses. The Advisory Council will meet a minimum of two times per year, although nominees can expect to meet much more frequently during key planning periods. Nominees can expect to commit 15-40 hours or more annually for meetings, field trips, document reviews and other involvement.
Membership categories are as follows:
• One member shall be appointed after considering the recommendations of the Mesa County Commission;
Nomination forms may be obtained from the Grand Junction and Uncompahgre field offices or online at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/nca/National_Conservation_Areas.html.
Complete nomination packets should be mailed to Dominguez-Escalante NCA Manager, BLM Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Rd., Grand Junction, CO 81506. Individuals may nominate themselves or others, and nomination packets should identify the specific category or categories of interest in the nomination letter and form, as well as describe the knowledge and experience that qualifies the individual for membership. Letters of reference from the interests or organizations the nominee wishes to represent must accompany the nomination form. Final selections will be made by the Secretary of the Interior.
For additional information, please contact Katie A. Stevens, Dominguez-Escalante NCA Interim Manager, at (970) 244-3049.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
2815 H Road Grand Junction, CO 81506
|Last updated: 12-30-2009|
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