John Day-Snake RAC

John Day Wild and Scenic River

RAC map

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.

    Membership

    Member Interest

    Term Start

    Term End

    Glenn Burleigh

    Commercial Timber

    10/17/2016

    11/02/2023

    Art Waugh

    Outdoor Recreation

    10/20/2003

    11/02/2023

    Brian Sykes

    Commercial Recreation

    11/20/2015

    05/17/2022

    Jim Reiss

    Dispersed Recreation

    11/14/2011

    10/12/2024

    L. Katy Nelson

    Dispersed Recreation

    10/12/2021

    10/12/2024

    Robert Krein

    Dispersed Recreation

    05/17/2019

    05/17/2022

    Steve Lent

    Historical-Archaeology

    11/12/2014

    05/17/2022

    Shay White

    Dispersed Recreation

    11/03/2020

    11/02/2023

    Greg Jackle

    State Agency Rep.

    11/12/2014

    10/12/2024

    Jerry Brummer

    Elected Official

    07/06/2018

    10/12/2024

    Randy Jones, RAC Chair

    State Agency Rep.

    11/12/2014

    10/12/2024

    Meetings

    The John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council will meet from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PT Thursday, Oct. 21, via Zoom. Contact Larisa Bogardus at 541-219-6863 or lbogardus@blm.gov for links and other information.

    Meeting Minutes

    Meeting Agendas

    RAC Materials

    RAC Contact

    Larisa Bogardus
    Phone: 541-523-1407
    Email: lbogardus@blm.gov

    APPLY FOR THIS RAC!