Idaho Resource Advisory Council

Welcome to the BLM Idaho Resource Advisory Council (RAC). Resource advisory councils (RACs) offer opportunities for citizens from all backgrounds and interests to have a voice in the management of public lands and its resources.  Each RAC consists of 12 to 15 members from diverse interests in local communities, including ranchers, environmental groups, tribes, state and local government officials, academics and other public land users.

RACs typically meet three to four times per year. Members are selected for their ability to provide informed, objective advice on a broad array of public lands issues and their commitment to collaboration in seeking solutions to those issues. Council members must be Idaho residents. Members are appointed to three-year terms and may be reappointed to consecutive terms. Members serve without salary but are reimbursed travel expenses.

If you are interested in learning more about the BLM and would like to be involved in land policy, join a resource advisory committee today!

Meeting Minutes

April 14, 2021 Meeting Minutes

August 11, 2021 Meeting Minutes

November 10, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Draft February 16, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Draft June 15, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Note: The BLM Idaho Resource Advisory Council will be asked to approve the Draft February 16, 2022 and Draft June 15, 2022 meeting minutes at their scheduled October 19 meeting, assuming a quorum. 

News

The BLM Idaho Resource Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 per the Federal Register Notice that was published on May 4, 2022. The meeting will be held at the BLM Twin Falls District Office in Twin Falls with an option to participate virtually via Zoom. The meeting agenda and Zoom registration information will be posted here in mid-September. 

The BLM Idaho Resource Advisory Council's Proposed Lava Ridge Wind Energy Project Subcommittee will meet on Thursday, July 7; Thursday, August 25; and Thursday, September 22. Information about those meetings is available on the Proposed Lava Ridge Wind Energy Project Subcommittee website 

Contact Information

MJ Byrne

208-373-4006

mbyrne@blm.gov