Resource Advisory Councils

When you get involved with our Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) and advisory committees, you can help in the BLM’s mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

The BLM maintains chartered advisory councils primarily located in the West. These include statewide and regional RACs, advisory committees affiliated with specific sites on the BLM’s National Conservation Lands, and the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.

Advisory committees are invaluable to the BLM because consensus-driven recommendations often lead to sustainable outcomes that benefit natural resources and often enjoy a high level of public support.

Learn about Resource Advisory Councils

RACs are sounding boards for BLM initiatives, regulatory proposals and policy changes. Learn more about this important group of local leaders.


Resources Advisory council members on a field site visit, BLM photo

Learn about the RAC application process.

Find a Resource Advisory Council near you

BLM RAC members in Colorado raft local rivers, BLM photo

The BLM maintains chartered advisory committees along with advisory committees and panels across the West and Alaska. 

Find a RAC near you.