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Northwest Resource Advisory Council

We are one of three Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) in Colorado appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to represent constituent public land users. The other Colorado RACs are the Southwest RAC and the Front Range RAC.

(See the National RAC Map and Local RAC Map)


Our 15-member council provides advice and recommendations to the Bureau of Land Management's Northwest RAC Designated Federal Officer (DFO) on a wide variety of public land management issues.  Colorado RACs assisted the BLM in developing two important guidelines, BLM Standards for Public Land Health and Guidelines for Livestock Grazing Management in Colorado and Recreation Guidelines to Meet Public Land Health Standards on BLM Managed Lands in Colorado .  The Northwest RAC operates on the principle of collaborative decision-making and strives for consensus before making official recommendations.

Our members are appointed through an annual public nomination process to serve staggered three-year terms with one-third of our membership subject to appointment or reappointment each year. We were chartered in 1995 and must be re-chartered every two years.

2014 NOMINATIONS

2014 nominations being accepted through March 27! Five positions are open on the NW RAC, including two positions in Category 1, one position in Category 2 and two positions in Category 3.  A completed nomination form and at least one letter of reference must be submitted by March 27 to the Bureau of Land Management, Attn:  David Boyd, 2300 River Frontage Rd., Silt, CO 81652.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on the NW RAC. Nominees, who must be residents of Colorado (preferably NW Colorado), will be judged on the basis of their training, education, and knowledge of the council’s geographical 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.

View the news release. Questions? Call David Boyd, 970 876-9008.

UPCOMING MEETINGS 

May 29
8 a.m. - 3p.m.
Clarion Inn
300 S. Highway 13
Craig, CO

August 21
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Allington Inn
215 W. Central Ave
Kremmling, CO

Dec. 4
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Springhill Suites
236 Main St.
Grand Junction, CO

A NW RAC subgroup exists for the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. This subgroup reports directly to the NW RAC. For more information about the meeting of this subgroup, call David Boyd, (970) 876-9008 

 For more information about the Northwest RAC, contact:

David Boyd
Public Affairs Specialist

Bureau of Land Management

Colorado River Valley Field Office
2300 River Frontage Road
Silt, CO 81652
Phone: (970) 876-9008

Jim Cagney

Lead DFO

Northwest Colorado District Manager
2815 H Road

Grand Junction, CO  81506
Phone: (970) 244-3000


We are one of three Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) in Colorado appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to represent constituent public land users. The other Colorado RACs are the Southwest RAC and the Front Range RAC.

(See the National RAC Map and Local RAC Map)