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Oregon / Washington

Southwest Oregon RAC

Southwest Oregon RAC Info
Charter (PDF)
Application (PDF)

The Southwest Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) provides advice and recommendations on all aspects of public land management, including Secure Rural Schools Title II recommendations, to the BLM's Medford and Roseburg Districts and the Lakeview District Klamath Falls Resource Area. The jurisdiction of the Southwest Oregon RAC includes BLM-managed lands in Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath Counties.

Through May 2, 2016, Bureau of Land Management is seeking public nominations for open positions on several Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) in Oregon and Washington.

Members of the Southwest Oregon RAC represent the following three interest groups:

  • Category One: Five members who represent energy and mineral development (with a special emphasis on transportation or rights-of-way interests); the commercial timber industry; organized labor or non-timber forest product harvester groups; developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle users, or commercial recreation (with a special emphasis on commercial or recreation fishing); or Federal grazing or other land permits or represent nonindustrial private forest land owners.
  • Category Two: Five members who represent nationally recognized environmental organizations; regionally or locally recognized environmental organizations; dispersed recreational activities; archaeological and historical interests; or nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups, wildlife or hunting organizations, or watershed associations.
  • Category Three: Five members who hold state elected office; hold county or local elected office; represent Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the Council is organized; are school officials or teachers with knowledge in natural resource management or the natural sciences; or represent the affected public-at-large and/or are employed by a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources, land or water.

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 judged 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 decisionmaking.

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. To apply, please complete the application form above and send it, along with letters of reference and any supplementary information, to the coordinator of the RAC to which you are applying. Completed nominations for the Southwest Oregon Resource Advisory Council should be sent to:

Attn: Christina Beslin
Bureau of Land Management
3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504

Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act

The RAC has the responsibility of recommending to the BLM the distribution of Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act Title II funding.

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.

For more information, contact James Whittington at 541-618-2220 or jwhittin@blm.gov.