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Release Date: 04/29/13
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, 970-876-9000    

BLM seeks nominations for eight positions on the Dominguez-Escalante Advisory Council (04-29-13)

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.—The Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations to fill eight vacancies on its Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council.

The 10-member citizen advisory council was formed in December 2010 to help the BLM develop a management plan for the 210,012-acre Dominguez-Escalante NCA in western Colorado. Members serve three-year terms and may be reappointed.

"The Advisory Council has played an important role in helping BLM develop the draft management plan, which we expect to be released for public comment later this spring," said Collin Ewing, Acting NCA Manager. "The council will be heavily involved as BLM reviews the comments we receive on the draft and move to develop a final proposed plan."

Members serve without monetary compensation but are reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses.  The council meets a minimum of two times per year, although nominees can expect to meet much more frequently during key planning periods. Nominees can expect to commit 15-40 hours or more annually for meetings, field trips, document reviews and other involvement. Nominations are open to new and currently seated members.

More information about the Dominguez-Escalante NCA Advisory Council and nomination forms are available at:

Individuals may nominate themselves or others.  Letters of reference must accompany the nomination form.  Letters of reference can be from an organization or from anyone who is familiar with the nominee’s ability to speak as an expert on the topic of interest.  Final selections will be made by the Secretary of the Interior.                                           

Nominations need to be received by May, 29, 2013.

For additional information, please contact Katie A. Stevens, Field Manager, Grand Junction Field Office, at (970) 244-3000,

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 04-29-2013