Utah Resource Advisory Council

Utah Resource Advisory Council nominations being accepted through Oct. 21, 2021

The Bureau of Land Management is currently accepting nominations to serve on the Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC). All nominations must be received or postmarked no later than Oct. 21, 2021.

Nominations must include a completed application, a letter(s) of reference, and any other information that addresses the nominee’s qualifications. Nominees, who must be residents of Utah, will be reviewed based on their training, education, and knowledge of the RAC’s geographic area. Nominees should also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision-making.

Nominations are being accepted for the following categories:

  • Category One – Representatives of organizations associated with energy/mineral development; Federal grazing permit holders; the timber industry; transportation or rights-of-way; off-highway vehicles users; and commercial and developed outdoor recreation.
  • Category Two – Representatives of archeological and historic organizations; dispersed recreation users; wild horse and burro organizations; and nationally or regionally-recognized environmental organizations. 
  • Category Three – Representatives of State, county, or local elected office; Indian tribes located within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized; academicians employed in natural resource management or natural sciences; employees of a State agency responsible for management of natural resources; and the public at large. 

Nominations should be sent to lbird@blm.gov or Lola Bird, BLM Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101.

RAC Overview

The Utah RAC is a 15-member advisory panel which provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands issues for 22.8 million acres of Federal public lands in Utah.

The RAC meets one to four times per year for one to two days. Membership includes a cross section of Utahn’s around the State representing energy, tourism and commercial recreation interests; environmental, archeological or historic interests; and elected officials, and the public at large. Council 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.

Members are appointed to three-year terms and may be reappointed for one additional term. Council members must be Utah residents. Members serve without salary, but are reimbursed travel and per diem expenses.

Meetings are open to the public; however, transportation, meals and lodging are the responsibility of the participating public.





Lola Bird
(801) 539-4033