U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 08/30/12|
Secretary Salazar Announces New Appointments to Colorado’s BLM Resource Advisory Councils (08-30-12)
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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|Last updated: 08-30-2012|
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