Citizen Advisory Groups
BLM Seeks Nominations to Resource Advisory Councils
The Oregon/Washington BLM is seeking public nominations for open positions on three of its Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), which advise the BLM on public land issues. As advertised in the Federal Register, the BLM will accept nominations until April 29, 2013. Click here (PDF) to apply to the Southeast Oregon RAC or the Eastern Washington RAC. Click here (PDF) to apply to the Steens Mountain Advisory Council.
For more information, click here (PDF).
Citizens in Oregon and Washington help the BLM with its mission. Groups chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act represent the many points of view involved in federal resource management.
The Eastern Washington, John Day-Snake, and Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) advise BLM and US Forest Service managers on public lands east of the Cascade Mountains. Each RAC consists of local people who represent three broad categories: commodity, conservation, and community interests. RAC members are chosen by the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Governors of each State.
The Steens Mountain Advisory Council was formed by the law that established the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act (CMPA). They recommend management options for that area, focusing on the human, ecologic, and economic integrity of the area.
Please contact the Oregon/Washington RAC Coordinator for further information.