John Day-Snake RAC

John Day Wild and Scenic River

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The John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council (RAC) provides advice and recommendations on all aspects of public land management to the Bureau of Land Management's Prineville and Vale District Offices and the Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman, Malheur, and Ochoco National Forests. Recent topics have included management options for off-highway recreation, planning for the John Day River Basin, and noxious weed control.

    The John Day-Snake RAC meets quarterly at various communities within the RAC's boundary, generally for two days. The RAC schedules occasional 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. Among the issues regularly discussed are land management plans, including those related to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), recreation fees, and land restoration associated with wildfires.

    Meeting minutes retained by the Designated Federal Official (DFO) after each meeting are posted on this website after their approval. The DFO role rotates between the Prineville and Vale District Managers every two years.

    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 Oregon residents to apply, or nominate others to apply, for open positions they would like to represent.

    Membership on the 15-member RAC is balanced to reflect the array of interests and users of Public Lands:

    • Five members 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 represent conservation interests such as environmental organizations, historic & cultural interests, conservation, and dispersed recreation.
    • Five members represent community interests such as elected officials, Indian Tribes, State resource agencies, academicians involved in natural sciences, and the public-at-large.


    Member Interest Term Start Date Term End Date
    James Boethin Outdoor Recreation 07/06/2018 07/06/2021
    Terry Drever-Gee Energy – Minerals 07/06/2018 07/06/2021
    Glenn Burleigh Commercial Timber 10/17/2016 11/02/2023
    Arthur Waugh Outdoor Recreation 09/30/2013 11/02/2023
    Brian Sykes Commercial Recreation 05/17/2019 07/06/2021
    Jim Reiss Dispersed Recreation 07/06/2018 07/06/2021
    Steve Lent Archaeology and History 05/17/2019 05/17/2022
    Robert Krein Dispersed Recreation 05/17/2019 05/17/2022
    Shay White Dispersed Recreation 11/03/2020 11/02/2023
    Greg Jackle State Agency - ODFW 07/06/2018 07/06/2021
    Randall Jones State Agency - Oregon Department of Environmental Quality 07/06/2018 07/06/2021
    Gary Gustafson Public at large 07/06/2018 07/06/2021
    Jerry Brummer Elected Official 07/06/2018 07/06/2021


    The John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council will meet at 8 a.m. PT Friday, June 25, via Zoom. For meeting links and other information, contact Larisa Bogardus, 541-219-6863 or

    Meeting Minutes

    Meeting Agendas

    RAC Materials

    RAC Contact

    Larisa Bogardus
    Phone: 541-523-1407