Wyoming RAC

The BLM Wyoming Resource Advisory Council (RAC) has 10 members and provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on resource and land management issues.

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Wyoming RAC

BLM Wyoming RAC members tour the Wyo-Ben Lucerne Bentonite Plant in March 2014.
BLM Wyoming RAC
members tour the
Wyo-Ben Lucerne
Bentonite Plant in
March 2014.

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.

The BLM Wyoming RAC is currently accepting nominations for three vacancies on the council. The nomination period ends Oct. 21, 2021.

We are looking to fill vacancies in the following categories: 

  • Category 2: one vacancy.
  • Category 3: two vacancies.

Applicants may nominate themselves or others. All nominations must be accompanied by letters of recommendation. For copies of the RAC application materials and more information about nomination criteria and the application process, please visit the national RAC application page. Completed nominations for the BLM Wyoming RAC may be sent to Brad Purdy via email at bpurdy@blm.gov or by mail to:

BLM Wyoming State Office
Office of Communications
5353 Yellowstone Road
Cheyenne, WY 82009 

If you or someone you know would like information about serving on the council, contact BLM Wyoming at 307-775-6328 or 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne WY 82009.

 

RAC Members

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
VACANT 3: Public-at-Large VACANT VACANT
John Espy 3: Elected Official Rawlins January 2024
Ronald Surdam 3: Academican Jackson March 2022
Brenda Schladweiler 3: Academican Gilette October 2022
       

 

RAC Meeting Notes

Upcoming Meetings

Wyoming RAC Press Center

Contact Information

Brad Purdy

Number: 307-775-6328

E-mail: bpurdy@blm.gov

Wyoming RAC Openings

BLM Wyoming currently has several vacancies on the RAC.