BLM Seeks Applicants for Alaska Resource Advisory Council

Bureau seeks diverse membership to help advise public land management

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Today, the Bureau of Land Management announced a 30-day call for public applicants to the Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC). To be considered, all application documents must be emailed to RAC Coordinator, Melinda Bolton,, no later than Nov. 4, 2022.

Individuals may apply or nominate others to serve on the RAC. Application forms may be downloaded from the National RAC website: Each completed application must also be submitted with at least one letter of reference from any represented interests or organizations and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications, such as a resume or biography. All applicants must be Alaska residents and will be appointed based on their training, education, and knowledge of the state. Applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision-making.

The Alaska RAC has up to 15 members representing diverse interests from communities across Alaska. During three-year service terms including two to three yearly meetings, members work together to provide solution-oriented recommendations that address public land management issues and benefit all Alaskans.

The Alaska RAC is seeking seven nominees in the following categories:

  • Five in Category One – Representatives of organizations associated with energy/mineral development; federal caribou grazing permit holders; the timber industry; transportation or rights-of-way; off-highway vehicles users; and commercial and developed outdoor recreation.

  • One in Category Two – Representatives of archeological and historic organizations; dispersed recreation users; and nationally or regionally-recognized environmental organizations. 

  • One in Category Three – Representatives of State, county, or local elected office; Alaska Native 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.

For more information, please contact Alaska RAC Coordinator Melinda Bolton,, (907) 308-0770. 

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.