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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

John Day-Snake RAC

The John Day-Snake RAC is now recruiting new members!


Application (PDF)

Deadline to apply: March 20, 2015. Please mail signed application and at least one letter of recommendation from someone who can represent the candidate's area of interest to:
BLM Prineville District Office
attn. John Day-Snake RAC
3050 N.E. 3rd Street
Prineville, OR 97754

For more information, contact Lisa Clark at 541-416-6864 or lmclark@blm.gov; or Larry Moore at 541-473-6218 or l2moore@blm.gov.
The next John Day–Snake RAC meeting will be in John Day on March 11–12, 2015. Please note a location change from the Fed. Register notice for Day 1.
Click here for the agenda and meeting location. >>>
Clarno BLM agriculture field along the John Day River.
John Day-Snake Info
Member Directory
Charter (PDF)
Minutes and Agendas
Application (PDF)

The John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council (RAC) provides advice and recommendations on all aspects of public land management to the Bureau of Land Management's Prineville and Vale District Offices and the Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman, Malheur, and Ochoco National Forests. Recent topics have included management options for off-highway recreation, planning for the John Day River Basin, and noxious weed control.

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 Oregon 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 John Day-Snake RAC meets quarterly at various communities within the RAC's boundary. The RAC schedules occasional 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. The DFO role rotates between the Prineville and Vale District Managers every two years.

For more information, contact Lisa Clark at 541-416-6864 or lmclark@blm.gov.