U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wyoming State Office
|Release Date: 07/28/14|
BLM Announces Call for Nominations to Resource Advisory Council
Public nominations opened today for four positions that will be vacated in 2015 on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues.
The BLM will consider the nominations until Sept. 11, 2014, as published in the Federal Register.
The BLM’s Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) are composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, helping the BLM carry out its stewardship of 245 million acres of public lands. The BLM, which manages more land than any other federal agency, has 24 RACs across the West, where most BLM-managed land is located. Each RAC consists of 10 to 15 members with an interest in public land management, including conservationists, ranchers, outdoor recreationists, state and local government officials, Tribal officials, and academics. The diverse membership of each RAC is aimed at achieving a balanced outlook the BLM needs for its mission, which is to manage the public lands for multiple uses.
Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on the RAC. Nominees, who must be residents of Wyoming, will be selected on the basis of their training, education, and knowledge of Wyoming’s natural resources. Nominees should also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision-making.
All nominations must be accompanied by reference letters 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:
Nominations should be sent to Christian Venhuizen, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003: or FAX to 307-775-6003, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and to download a nomination form, go to the BLM Wyoming RAC website at http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/advcom/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 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.
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|Last updated: 07-28-2014|
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