Join the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee


Bureau of Land Management

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Spokane, Wash. — The Bureau of Land Management is now seeking passionate individuals who care about the San Juan Islands National Monument to join the new Monument Advisory Committee.

There are 12 open positions on the new advisory committee. The MAC helps the BLM provide balanced stewardship of the San Juan Islands National Monument and its resources. Members offer expert advice, ideas, and diverse opinions on land use planning, cultural resources, environmental issues, fire management, recreation, noxious weed management, and more. Nominees will be reviewed based on training, education, and knowledge of the advisory committee’s geographic area. Nominees should also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision-making. The 45-day nomination period ends March 29, 2024.

BLM officials are also seeking public comments regarding the establishment of the MAC. The 15-day public comment period ends Feb. 28, 2024. To learn more, refer to today’s Federal Register Notice at

To apply or self-nominate for a position on the MAC, submit a resume with an adequate description of qualifications, including information that would enable the Department of the Interior to make an informed decision regarding membership requirements and contact information. Nominees are strongly encouraged to include supporting letters from employers, associations, professional organizations, and/or other organizations that indicate support by a meaningful constituency for the nominee. Please indicate any BLM permits, leases, or licenses that you hold personally or are held by your employer. Submit your application to Travis Edwards via email at, or mail to:

Bureau of Land Management
Attn: Travis Edwards
RE: MAC nominations
1103 N. Fancher Rd.
Spokane Valley, WA 99212

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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.