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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Miles City Field Office
 
Release Date: 03/18/14
   

RAC application deadline approaching


           

            MILES CITY, Mont. --- The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public nominations for open positions on its Resource Advisory Councils, which advise the BLM on public land issues.

            The BLM will continue to accept nominations until March 27.

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

            Each RAC consists of 10 to 15 members with an interest or expertise in public land management, including such individuals as conservationists, ranchers, outdoor recreationists, state and local government officials, Tribal officials and academics. The diverse membership of each RAC helps ensure that BLM land managers get the varying perspectives they need to achieve their mission, which is to manage the public lands for multiple uses.

            “The advice given to the BLM by these citizen-based Resource Advisory Councils is a vital part of the BLM’s collaborative approach to land management,” said BLM-Montana/Dakotas State Director Jamie Connell.  “Citizen input enhances our agency’s ability to administer and conserve these lands for the use and enjoyment of current and future generations of Americans.”

            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. 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 RAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications.

            A term on a RAC is for three years. The BLM Montana/Dakotas has vacancies on each of its four RACs.

            Western Montana: Send nominations to David Abrams, 106 N. Parkmont, Butte, MT, 59701, 406/533-7617.

            Central Montana: Send nominations to Jonathan Moor, 920 NE Main Street, Lewistown, MT, 59457, 406/538-1943.

            Eastern Montana: Send nominations to Mark Jacobsen, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, MT, 59301, 406/233-2831.

            Dakotas: Send nominations to Mark Jacobsen, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, MT, 59301, 406/233-2831.

 



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: 03-18-2014