Front Range Resource Advisory Council

About Resource Advisory Councils

The Front Range RAC provides advice and recommendations to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado Front Range District, concerning the planning and management of the public land resources located within the geographic area of the Royal Gorge Field Office and the San Luis Valley Field Office. The 15-members of the Front Range RAC, who serve three year terms, operate on the principle of collaborative decision-making and strive for consensus before making official recommendations.

Advisory Council members are appointed to staggered three-year terms by the Secretary of the Interior.  A list of potential appointees is generated by an annual public nomination process.

Council members appointed by the Secretary will be representative of the following three groups:


(i)    hold Federal grazing permits or leases within the area for which the Council is organized;

(ii)   represent interests associated with transportation or rights-of-way;

(iii)  represent developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle users, or commercial recreation activities;

(iv)  represent the commercial timber industry; or

(v)   represent energy and mineral development.


(i)    nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations;

(ii)   dispersed recreational activities;

(iii)  archaeological and historical interests; or

(iv)  nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups.


(i)    hold State, county, or local elected office;

(ii)   are employed by a State agency responsible for the management of natural resources, land, or water;

(iii)   represent Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the Council is organized;

(iv)   are employed as academicians by a natural resource management or natural sciences organization; or

(v)    represent the affected public-at-large.

RAC Frequently Asked Questions 

BLM Front Range District Map

Click on the image to download a full-size map of the BLM Front Range District (PDF document 178 Kb)

2014 Nomination Form

2013 Meeting Schedule




Feb. 13-15, 2013

Joint Statewide RAC Meeting
Denver Marriot West Hotel
1717 Denver West Boulevard, Golden, CO

July 10, 2013

Front Range RAC Meeting
San Luis Valley


Nov. 20, 2013

Front Range RAC Meeting
Salida Ranger District Office, 
5575 Cleora Road,
Salida, CO














For more information about the Front Range Resource Advisory Council, contact:

Kyle Sullivan
Bureau of Land Management
(719) 269-8553