The BLM Wyoming Resource Advisory Council is a statewide advisory council, which provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on resource and land management issues for approximately 17 million acres of federal surface and 38 million acres of subsurface mineral estate in Wyoming.
The purpose of the RAC is to give Wyoming citizens a meaningful say in how public lands are managed. RAC members are selected for their ability to provide informed, objective advice on a variety of public land issues and their commitment to collaboration in seeking solutions to those issues.
Council members are appointed to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis. This means that one-third of the council is subject to appointment or reappointment each year.
The RAC began meeting in 2011. Members serve without salary, but may be reimbursed for travel expenses.
|Name||Category of Interest||City||Term Expires|
|Jennifer Leinonen||1: Energy & Minerals||Casper||March 2022|
|Jim Wilson||1: Federal Grazing Permittee||Thermopolis||March 2022|
|Craig Rood||1: Energy & Minerals||Green River||January 2024|
|Mel Shumway||2: Dispersed Recreation||Afton||January 2024|
|Christi Haswell||2: Environmental||Sheridan||October 2022|
|Lyle Konkol||2: Dispersed Recreation||Casper||January 2024|
|John Espy||3: Elected Official||Rawlins||January 2024|
|Ronald Surdam||3: Academician||Jackson||March 2022|
|Brenda Schladweiler||3: Academician||Gillette||October 2022|