Meeting Announcements

MAC Meetings

The next meeting date is currently unavailable. The agenda and meeting access information (including how to log in and participate in virtual meetings) will be announced 30 days before the meeting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be nominated to a Monument Advisory Committee (MAC)?

Calls for nominations are announced in the Federal Register and through news releases. During open nomination periods individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on an advisory council. Nominees will be reviewed 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 decision-making. All nominations must be include a completed application, at least one letter of reference, and any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications.

How do I apply to be appointed to the GSENM MAC?

Future calls for nominations are published in the Federal RegisterFor more information regarding the qualifications and composition of the GSENM Monument Advisory Committee, please refer to the committee charter.  

How do you submit a nomination?

Please use the RAC Application form here to submit a nomination for a MAC or a RAC. Please note this is a standard form for RACs, if you have questions about how to use it in applying for a MAC, please contact the MAC coordinator listed on the right hand side of this page.  Nominations should be mailed or emailed by the closing date on the call for nominations to the point of contact for the MAC.

What happens after a nomination is submitted?

The BLM and the Utah Governor’s Office review all nominations and make recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary of the Interior also reviews all nomination packages and considers recommendations from the BLM and Utah Governor's Office prior to making final selections. The Department of the Interior sends appointment letters to approved advisory committee members.

How often does the MAC meet? Can anyone attend?

The Grand Staircase-Escalante MAC is expected to meet two-four times per year. Meetings will be announced through news releases and the Federal Register. Meetings and field trips are generally open to the public to observe and also include time for the public to speak to the MAC. Meeting notes will be posted to this website after they are reviewed and approved by the Committee Chairperson and Designated Federal Official. Paria River District Manager Harry Barber is the Designated Federal Official.

Additional Resources

MAC Resources

Monument Homepage
Current Membership
MAC Charter (6/1/22)
43 CFR § 1784 Advisory Committees
Executive Order on Continuance of Advisory Committees
Application Form

General Information

About RACS
RAC Roles and Responsibilities
Utah RAC

Contact Information

Harry Barber
District Manager & Designated Federal Officer (DFO)
Bureau of Land Management
Paria River District
669 S. Hwy 89A
Kanab, UT 84741
Phone: 435-644-1200
Fax: 435-644-1252

David Hercher
Public Affairs Specialist 
Bureau of Land Management
Paria River District
669 S. Hwy 89A
Kanab, UT 84741
Phone: 435-899-0415