Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council

Members of the Eastern Washington RAC at Yakima River Canyon

RAC map

The Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council (RAC) provides advice and recommendations on all aspects of public land management to the BLM's Spokane District Office, as well as the Colville and Okanogan National Forests.

The Eastern Washington RAC meets periodically (2-4 times/yr) at various communities within the RAC's boundary. The RAC schedules field tours for specific projects or issues on their agenda. All RAC meetings are open to the public, and each meeting includes time for the public to present or comment on issues for RAC consideration.

Meeting minutes retained by the Designated Federal Official (DFO) after each meeting are posted on this website after their approval.

The Secretary of the Interior appoints citizens to staggered three-year terms on the Council, so one-third of the member terms expire yearly. Each spring, the BLM encourages Washington residents to apply, or nominate others to apply, for open positions they would like to represent.

Membership is balanced to reflect the array of interests and users of public lands:

  • Five members in Category 1 represent commodity interests such as grazing permittees, commercial timber, energy and mining, developed recreation and/or off-highway vehicle groups, and transportation & rights-of-way.
  • Five members in Category 2 represent conservation interests such as environmental organizations, historic & cultural interests, conservation, and dispersed recreation.
  • Five members in Category 3 represent community interests such as elected officials, Indian Tribes, State resource agencies, academicians involved in natural sciences, and the public-at-large.


MemberInterestTerm StartTerm End
Chase HubbardFederal grazing permittee 5/21/20195/21/2022
John ThompsonDeveloped Outdoor Recreation5/21/20195/21/2022
Marc HildesheimOHV Users11/3/202011/3/2023
Bradley ParrishOutdoor Recreation9/10/20209/10/2023
Maurice WilliamsonCommercial Timber9/10/20209/10/2023
Ken CarmichaelWild Horse and Burro5/21/20195/21/2022
VacantCategory 2  
Paul MellickDispersed Recreation 5/21/20195/21/2022
VacantCategory 2  
Corinna HansonEnvironmental Organization6/27/20186/27/2021
Mark StedmanElected Official6/27/20186/27/2021
VacantCategory 3  
VacantCategory 3  
VacantCategory 3  
VacantCategory 3  

Meeting Minutes

RAC Materials

RAC Contact

Jeff Clark
Phone: 509-536-1297
Email: jeffclark@blm.gov