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.

Membership

Member Interest

Term Start

Term End

Koppert, Susan

Category 1: Energy/Minerals

2022-05-18

2025-05-18

White, Shay

Category 2: Environmental Interests

2020-11-03

2023-11-03

Sykes, Brian

Category 1: Commercial Recreation

2015-11-20

2025-05-18

Brummer, Jerry

Category 3: Elected Official

2018-07-06

2024-10-12

Jones, Randall

Category 3: State Representative

2014-11-12

2024-10-12

Fleischmann, Mary

Category 2: Environmental Interests

2022-05-18

2025-05-18

Mottl, Henry

Category 3: Public-at-Large

2022-05-18

2025-05-18

Burleigh, Glenn

Category 1: Commercial Timber

2016-10-17

2023-11-03

Jackle, Greg

Category 3: State Representative

2014-11-12

2024-10-12

Sheppard, Mia

Category 1: Outdoor Recreation

2022-05-18

2025-05-18

Reiss, James

Category 2: Dispersed Recreation

2018-07-06

2024-10-12

Nelson, Laurel

Category 2: Dispersed Recreation

2015-11-20

2024-10-12

Meetings

The John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council will meet Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 22-23, 2023 in Prineville, Ore. Please contact Kaitlyn Webb at 541-460-8781 or kwebb@blm.gov for meeting links.

Meeting Minutes

Past Minutes

Meeting Agendas

Past Agendas

RAC Materials

RAC Contact

Kaitlyn Webb
Phone: 541-460-8781
Email: kwebb@blm.gov

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