BLM seeks nominations to the Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that it is seeking public nominations for two positions on the Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council (RAC). This citizen-based council consists of 12 members from diverse interests in local communities, and assists in the development of recommendations that address public land management issues within northern New Mexico.
The BLM maintains RACs chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Federal Policy and Land Management Act across the West.
“Resource Advisory Councils provide the BLM with vital feedback on current issues, concerns, and proposals, and enable us to engage local communities and stakeholders to improve our management of public lands,” said BLM Albuquerque District Manager Sabrina Flores. “Our goal is to ensure that the membership of every RAC encompasses a wide variety of perspectives and backgrounds to guide our work as effectively as possible.”
The BLM maintains RACs as a means of gaining expert advice, ideas, and diverse opinions on issues including land use planning, environmental issues, fire management, off-highway vehicle use, recreation, oil and gas exploration, noxious weed management, grazing issues, and wild horse and burro herd management issues. The RACs support the Bureau’s commitment to enhance the quality of life for all citizens through the balanced stewardship of America’s public lands and resources.
Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on the RAC. Nominees, who must be residents of the state where the RAC has jurisdiction, will be reviewed based on their training, education, and knowledge of the RAC’s geographic area. Nominees will also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision-making. Letters of reference from any represented interests or organizations should accompany all nominations. Nominees should also submit a completed RAC application and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications.
The RAC is seeking two nominations in the following category:
- Category One – Representatives of organizations associated with energy/mineral development; Federal grazing permit holders; the timber industry; transportation or rights-of-way; off-highway vehicles users; and commercial and developed outdoor recreation.
As published in a notice in today’s Federal Register, the BLM will consider nominations for 30 days, until Nov. 24. For more information, or to receive an application, contact Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council Coordinator Jamie Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-761-8787. You can also download the application at: https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advisory-council/apply.
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.