Sonoran Desert Landscape

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.

The Council members are appointed to serve 3-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 at 602-417-9500 or One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004-442


Local RAC News (Optional Bulleted News Here)


The news might be an announcement about an upcoming event.
The news might also announce new RAC members.
Or perhaps the RAC members receive an award 

Arizona RAC Members





Category 1: Commercial/Commodity Interests

Bill Brake Grazing Scottsdale 11/2016
Emmett Sturgill Grazing Kingman 11/2016
Krishna Parameswaran Energy/Minerals Scottsdale 09/2017
John (JC) Sanders Commercial Recreation Bouse 01/2019
Maggie Sacher Commercial Recreation Marble Canyon 01/2019

Category 2: Environmental, Dispersed Recreation,

Archaeological/Historic, Wild Horse & Burro Interests

Michael Quigley



Tucson 11/2016
H. Maaike Schotborgh



Tucson 11/2016
David Tenney Non-Commodity/Dispersed Recreation Show Low 09/2017
Dawn Hubbs



Hackberry 09/2017
Thomas Hulen Non-Commodity/Dispersed Recreation Tempe 01/2019

Category 3: Elected Officials, Native American, Public-at-Large,

Academia, State and Local Government Officials

H. Drew John Local Area/Public-At-Large Safford 11/2016
Mandy Metzger Local Area/Elected Official Flagstaff 09/2017
Gary Watson Local Area/Elected Official Kingman 09/2017
Stuart Marsh, Ph.D. Local Area/Academia Tucson 01/2019
Stephen Trussell Local Area/Public-At-Large Gilbert 01/2019

Governor’s Representative

Jim deVos


Arizona Game and Fish Department Phoenix N/A
RAC Chair   

Arizona RAC Meeting Notes

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Calendar of Events 

This area will include the bureau-wide calendar of events.

The events displayed in this area will be a "filtered list" based on the hashtags.  Hashtags on all events should include the state name and district RAC name.  These hashtags will be added into the system as prepopulated hashtags once the state and district RAC pages are created by the web leads.

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RAC Charter