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Release Date: 08/30/12
Contacts: Deanna Masterson, BLM Colorado RAC Coordinator, 303-239-3671    

Secretary Salazar Announces New Appointments to Colorado’s BLM Resource Advisory Councils (08-30-12)



Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the 2012 appointments to the Colorado citizen-based Resource Advisory Councils (RAC), which advise the Bureau of Land Management on public land issues.

Each RAC is comprised of 15 members representing a balance of public land resources and users. BLM Colorado has three RACs, one assigned to each district. The new RAC members for each district are listed below.

Five members were appointed to the Front Range RAC, which advises BLM Colorado’s Front Range District including the Royal Gorge and San Luis Valley field offices.

Michael Barningham of Broomfield is a new member representing transportation and rights-of-way interests.

Carlos Garcia of Antonito is a new member representing persons who hold federal grazing permits.

Mark Hesse of Colorado Springs is a new member representing dispersed recreation interests.

William “Bill” Dvorak of Nathrop is a returning member representing commercial recreation interests.

Al Trujillo of Pueblo is a returning member representing the State of Colorado.

For more information about this RAC contact Denise Adamic at 719-269-8553 or visit: www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Resources/racs/frrac/html.

Five members were appointed to the Southwest RAC, which advises BLM Colorado’s Southwest District including the Uncompahgre, Gunnison and Tres Rios field offices.

Dale Irby of Gunnison is a new member representing persons who hold federal grazing permits.. 

Deborah Gangloff of Dolores is a new member representing archaeological and historical interests.

Paul Joyce of Durango is a new member representing environmental interests.

Zane Odell of Cortez is a new member representing dispersed recreation interests.

Philip Chamberland of Crested Butte is a new member serving as an elected official.

For more information about this RAC contact Shannon Borders at 970-240-5399 or visit: www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Resources/racs/swrac.html.

Five members were appointed to the Northwest RAC, which advises BLM Colorado’s Northwest District including the Little Snake, Grand Junction White River and Kremmling field offices.

Dave Grisso of Parchute is a returning member representing energy and mineral interests.

Tom Latham of DeBeque is a returning member representing persons who hold federal grazing permits.

Kai Turner of Meeker is a returning member and is representing public-at-large interests.

Dona Shue of Meeker is a returning member representing wild horse and burro interests.

Stacy Kolegas Beaugh of Grand Junction is a new member representing environmental interests.

For more information about this RAC contact David Boyd at 970-876-9008 or visit: www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Resources/racs/nwrac.html.



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 mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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