BLM Seeks Nominations to Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee

SALT LAKE CITY—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public nominations for fifteen positions on the Monument Advisory Committee (MAC) for the Bears Ears National Monument. The BLM published a notice in the Federal Register that it will consider nominations through October 1.

As a land management agency with a multiple-use mission, the BLM seeks out and values diverse input from citizens who care about the stewardship of America’s public lands.  The MAC provides advice and recommendations for the BLM to consider on a wide range of public land management issues.  MAC members should plan to meet quarterly.  Although members serve without monetary compensation, travel and per diem expenses are reimbursed at current government rates.  Committee members will be appointed to three-year terms.

Nominations are being accepted for the following positions:

  • an elected official representing San Juan County;
  • a representative of state government;
  • a representative with paleontological expertise;
  • a representative with archaeological or historic expertise;
  • a representative of the conservation community;
  • a representative of livestock grazing permittees within the monument;
  • two representatives of tribal interests;
  • two representatives of developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle users, or commercial recreation activities, including, for example, commercial/charter or recreation fishing;
  • a representative of dispersed recreational activities, including, for example, hunting and shooting sports;
  • a representative of private landowners;
  • a representative of local business owners; and,
  • two representatives of the public at large, including, for example, sportsmen and sportswomen communities

Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on the MAC.  Nominees will be reviewed on the basis of their training, education, and knowledge of the Bears Ears geographic area.  Nominees should also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision-making.  Letters of reference must accompany all nominations from any represented interests or organizations, a completed RAC application (available at:, and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications.

The BLM will consider nominations until October 1, 2018.  Nominations should be emailed or postmarked by October 1 to: Lisa Bryant, Bureau of Land Management, Canyon Country District, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, Utah 84532.  For more information, please contact Lisa Bryant at or (435) 259-2187.

The BLM maintains nearly 40 chartered advisory committees located in the West.  These councils are critical in assisting the BLM in continuing to be a good neighbor in the communities that the agency serves.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.

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Kimberly Finch