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Wyoming State Office
Release Date: 07/01/11
Contacts: Beverly Gorny    

BLM Wyoming Holds Initial Resource Advisory Council Meeting

The first meeting of the recently appointed Bureau of Land Management Wyoming Resource Advisory Council (RAC) was held in Cheyenne, June 30 and 
July 1.

The RAC received an overview of the work being done by the BLM throughout the state and discussed the sage-grouse conservation efforts in the state. Plans were made for the topics to be addressed by the RAC, and officers were elected. Paul Ulrich was elected chairman and Freddie Botur, vice-chairman.

According to Vice-Chairman Botur, “I applaud the BLM for putting together this council to serve as a sounding board for emerging BLM issues in Wyoming. I look forward to providing advice and recommendations to the BLM on a wide variety of natural resource topics.”

“BLM managers listen closely to advice and recommendations presented by the citizen-based RAC,” said State Director Don Simpson. “We had a productive start to what I see as an ongoing positive working relationship.”

The RAC represents a broad range of constituents who are interested in the management of public lands and natural resources. Members participate in a two-way communication forum, bringing constituent issues to the BLM, and sharing BLM issues and perspectives with their constituents.

Wyoming Resource Advisory Council Members and their area of representation are: Marilyn Mackey - federal grazing, Gary Cukjati - developed outdoor recreation, Paul Ulrich - energy and mineral development, Walt Gasson - environmental organization, Donald Hartley - archaeological and historic, Marshall Dominick - wild horse and burro, Tom Clayson - public-at-large, Christine Aimone - state agency employee, Doug Thompson - elected official and Freddie Botur - public-at-large.

The next meeting for the BLM Wyoming RAC is tentatively planned for October 12-13 in Pinedale.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM'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. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 07-01-2011