County Payment Advisors Needed



BLM Office:

National Office

Media Contact:

Pam Robbins

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Oregon State Office continues to seek nominations for 64 positions on the five Resource Advisory Committees (RACs) in the Districts of western Oregon. Current terms expire this year. Nominations are due on or before August 30, 2010. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint new members who would begin evaluating and prioritizing projects submitted in spring 2011. The positions represent commercial, conservation, and community categories, including: organized labor or non-timber forest product harvesters; developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicles, or commercial recreation; energy and mineral development; commercial or recreational fishing; commercial timber industry; Federal grazing permit or other land-permit holders or nonindustrial private forest land owners; nationally, regionally, or locally recognized environmental organizations; dispersed recreation; archeological and historical interests; nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro groups, wildlife or hunting organizations, or watershed associations; state elected office-holders (or their designees); county or local elected office-holders; representatives of American Indian tribes within or adjacent to the Committee area; school officials or teachers; or representatives of the public-at-large. Any individual or organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on a Committee. Nominees must reside within one of the counties that are (in whole or in part) within the Coos Bay, Eugene, Medford, Roseburg, or Salem BLM District boundaries. Nomination forms are available at each of the BLM Districts listed above or from the BLM website at: 2010_SRS_Nomination_Form.pdf. Nominees must specify the District Office(s) they are applying to and the category of interest they are best qualified to represent on the RAC. Nominees will be evaluated based on their education, training, and knowledge in their specific fields of interest, their knowledge of the issues and resources of the BLM District they wish to serve in, and their experience in collaborative decision-making. The Obama Administration prohibits individuals who are currently federally registered lobbyists from serving on all Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils. For more information or to request a nomination form contact Pam Robbins, (503) 808-6306, or e-mail

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.