ARIZONA RESOURCE ADVISORY COUNCIL (RAC)

Gila District view of the Sonoran Desert

The Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC) is a 15-member statewide advisory council, which provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on resource and land management issues for approximately 12.2 million acres of federal surface and 36 million acres of subsurface mineral estate in Arizona.

The purpose of the Resource Advisory Council is to enable Arizona citizens to have a meaningful say in how public lands are managed. RAC members are selected for their ability to provide informed, objective advice on a variety of public land issues, and their commitment to collaboration in seeking solutions to those issues.

Council members serve three-year terms on a staggered basis. This means that one-third of the council is subject to appointment or reappointment each year.

The RAC meets quarterly. Members serve without salary, but are reimbursed for travel expenses.

If you or someone you know would like information about serving on the council, contact BLM Arizona's RAC Coordinator:

Dolores Garcia
phone: 602-417-9241
email: dagarcia@blm.gov
One North Central Avenue, Suite 800
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

RAC Members

Category 1: Commercial/Commodity Interests

Name

Representing

Residence

Term

Krishna Parameswaran Energy/Minerals Scottsdale 09/2021
John (JC) Sanders         Outdoor Recreation Bouse 05/2023
Brian deGanahl     Federal Grazing Hillside 05/2023
Geoffrey Chain Off-Highway Vehicles Prescott 09/2023
Bill Brake (RAC chair)  Federal Grazing Sonoita 09/2023

 

Category 2: Environmental, Dispersed Recreation, Archaeological/Historic, Wild Horse & Burro Interests

Name

Representing

Residence

Term

Michael Dawson   Environmental Tucson 09/2021
RJ Cardin     Environmental Cave Creek 05/2023
Sharma Torrens Environmental Scottsdale 09/2023
VACANT      
VACANT      

 

Category 3: Elected Officials, Native American, Public-at-Large, Academia, State and Local Government Officials

Name

Representing

Residence

Term

Gary Watson  Public-At-Large Kingman 09/2021
Holly Jaleski Local Area/Public-At-Large Flagstaff 09/2021
Richard Lunt Elected Official Duncan  05/2023
Michael Bogan Academia Tucson 09/2023
VACANT      

Governor's Representative

Clay Crowder, Arizona Game and Fish Department 

Designated Federal Official 

Ray Suazo, BLM Arizona State Director

RAC Resources

RAC Charter [Updated 11/2021]

Meetings

Last Meeting Held: July 22, 2021

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Next Virtual Meeting: TBD

RAC News

JUNE 2021 - BLM Arizona Advisory Council to hold virtual meeting July 22, 2021

NOV 2020BLM Arizona Advisory Council to hold virtual meeting November 30 and December 1, 2020

OCT 2020 -  The Bureau of Land Management Seeks Nominations to the Arizona Resource Advisory Council (2021)

RAC Nominations

Next Call for Nominations will be in 2022 for appointments that expire in 2023.

2022 Federal Register Notice

Resource Advisory Council Application (2022)

Nominations - Status

  • 2018 Nominations - Approved May 2020
  • 2019 Nominations - Approved Sept. 2020
  • 2020 Nominations - Pending Review
  • 2021 Nominations - Pending Review

RAC Contact

RAC Coordinator: Dolores Garcia

Office: 602-417-9241

E-mail: dagarcia@blm.gov

RAC Meeting Minutes

2021

2020

2019

2018

2016

2015