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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wyoming State Office
 
Release Date: 11/08/12
Contacts: Cindy Wertz    
  (307) 775-6014    

Nominations are Still Being Accepted for BLM Resource Advisory Council


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Wyoming is still accepting nominations for four open positions on its Wyoming Resource Advisory Council, which will advise the BLM on public land issues. Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 19, 2012.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on an advisory council. Nominees, who must be residents of Wyoming, will be judged on the basis of their training, education, and knowledge of the council’s geographic 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 background information nomination form; and any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications.

The four RAC positions open in Wyoming are:

Category One – one vacancy – Public land ranchers and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, the timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, off-highway vehicle use, and commercial recreation.

Category Two - one vacancy – Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations.

Category Three – two vacancies – Representatives of state, county, or local elected office; representatives and employees of a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources; representatives of Indian Tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized; representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in natural sciences; and the public-at-large.

The nominations should be sent to Cindy Wertz, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone, PO Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY, 82003; or FAX to (307) 775-6003, or email cwertz@blm.gov.

For more information and to download a nomination form, go to the website at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/rac.html.



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: 11-13-2012