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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 04/24/14
Contacts: Kyle Sullivan, Public Affairs Specialist, 719-269-8553    

BLM announces second call for nominations to Front Range Resource Advisory Council


CANON CITY, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Front Range District  announced that it is conducting a second call for nominations for five open positions on its Front Range Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues.

The BLM will consider the nominations until May 23, 2014, as published in the Federal Register. Those who submitted applications by Mar. 27, 2014, do not have to resubmit. However, they may submit additional documents to augment their applications if they choose.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on an advisory council. Nominees, who must be residents of the state or states where the RAC has jurisdiction, will be selected on the basis of their training, education and knowledge about the council’s geographic area. Nominees should also demonstrate a commitment to consensus-building and collaborative decision-making.

All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference from any represented interests or organizations; a completed background information nomination form; and any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications.

The descriptions for RAC positions are as follows:

Category One - one vacancy - Public land ranchers and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, the timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, off-highway vehicle use and commercial recreation.

Category Two - one vacancy - Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities and wild horse and burro organizations.

Category Three - one vacancy - Representatives of state, county or local elected office; representatives and employees of a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources; representatives of Indian Tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized; representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in natural sciences; and the public-at-large.

The Front Range District has five open positions, including one position in Category 1, two positions in Category 2 and two positions in Category 3. Nomination materials should be submitted by May 23, 2014 to the Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Kyle Sullivan, 3028 E. Main St., Cañon City, CO, 81212. Additional information can be found by logging on to: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Resources/racs/frrac.html or by calling Kyle Sullivan at 719-269-8553.

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.



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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Last updated: 04-24-2014