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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Miles City Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/10/11
Contacts: Contact Mark Jacobsen 406-233-2831    

Dakotas RAC Nomination Period Re-opens


The Bureau of Land Management has reopened the nomination period for positions on its Dakotas Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues.

Nominations must be received no later than July 8, 2011.

Persons who have already submitted their nomination materials for 2011 will not need to resubmit.

The BLM’s Resource Advisory Councils are composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues and help the Bureau carry out its stewardship of 245 million acres of public lands.

The BLM manages more land than any other federal agency and has 24 RACs across the West, where most BLM-managed land is located. Each RAC consists of 12 to 15 members with an interest in public land management and include such individuals as conservationists, ranchers, outdoor recreationists, state and local government officials, tribal officials and academics. The diverse membership of each RAC is aimed at achieving a balanced outlook that the BLM needs for its mission which is to manage public lands for multiple uses.

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 evaluated on the basis of their training, education, and knowledge of the council’s geographical area.

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.

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 council is composed of the following categories:

Category One – 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 – Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations.

Category Three – 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 Dakotas RAC vacant positions are: One in Category 1; three in Category 2; and one opening in Category 3. A term on a RAC is for three years.

The nomination form can be downloaded at: http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/fo/south_dakota_field.html. Nomination forms and materials should be sent to: BLM RAC Coordinator Mark Jacobsen, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, MT, 59301, 406/233-2800.



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: 06-28-2012