BLM Reopens Nominations for Northern California District Resource Advisory Council

This is a press release from the Bureau of Land Management:

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REDDING, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management in California has announced that it is reopening the public call for nominations for five open positions on the citizen-based Northern California District Resource Advisory Council. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31.

“Our resource advisory council is an important forum for the community conversation that is a key component of public land management,” said Alan Bittner, Northern California District manager for the BLM. “RAC representation reflects a variety of perspectives, and RAC members provide a valuable service to the BLM by delving into issues and proposing solutions for land and resource uses.”

Individuals may nominate themselves or others; however, they must be residents of California or Nevada. The BLM will select nominees based on training, education, and knowledge of the council’s geographic area.  Nominees should also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision-making.

Nominations must include a completed RAC application, letters of reference from any represented interests or organizations, and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications.  Anyone interested can download a RAC application at https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/GetInvolved_RACApplication.pdf.

Nominations should be sent to Bureau of Land Management, 2550 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130, attention RAC nominations. Nominations and support materials can sent by email to Jeff Fontana, BLM Northern California District public affairs officer, at jfontana@blm.gov.

The Northern California District RAC has the following openings:

  Two openings in membership category one that includes public land ranchers and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, the commercial timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, off-highway vehicle use, and commercial recreation.

  Two openings in category two, comprised of representatives from nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations.

  One opening in category three, comprised of representatives of state, county, or local elected office; representatives and employees of a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources; representatives of Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized, representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in natural sciences; and the public-at-large.

The Northern California District RAC has 15 members who each serve three-year terms. Its area of interest stretches from far northwest Nevada to the Pacific coast and from the Oregon border south into Mendocino County.

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