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.

 

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: Academician Jackson March 2022
Brenda Schladweiler 3: Academician Gillette 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.