Eastern Washington RAC
The Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council (RAC) provides advice and recommendations on all aspects of public land management to the BLM's Spokane District Office, as well as the Colville and Okanogan National Forests.
The Secretary of the Interior appoints citizens to staggered three-year terms on the Council, so one-third of the member terms expire yearly. Each spring, the BLM encourages Washington residents to apply, or nominate others to apply, for open positions they would like to represent.
Membership is balanced to reflect the array of interests and users of public lands:
- Five members represent commodity interests such as grazing permittees, commercial timber, energy and mining, developed recreation and/or off-highway vehicle groups, and transportation & rights-of-way.
- Five members represent conservation interests such as environmental organizations, historic & cultural interests, conservation, and dispersed recreation.
- Five members represent community interests such as elected officials, Indian Tribes, State resource agencies, academicians involved in natural sciences, and the public-at-large.
The Eastern Washington RAC meets periodically (2-4 times/yr) at various communities within the RAC's boundary. The RAC schedules field tours for specific projects or issues on their agenda. All RAC meetings are open to the public, and each meeting includes time for the public to present or comment on issues for RAC consideration.
Meeting minutes retained by the Designated Federal Official (DFO) after each meeting are posted on this website after their approval.
For more information, contact Robert St. Clair at 509-536-1200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.