SILT — The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Colorado District is seeking public nominations for five open positions on its Resource Advisory Council, which advises the District on public land issues.
The Northwest Resource Advisory Council consists of 15 citizens with diverse interests in public land management, including conservationists, ranchers, outdoor recreationists, state and local government officials, and energy industry representatives. It provides advice to the BLM’s Northwest Colorado District, which includes Colorado River Valley (Silt), Grand Junction, Kremmling, Little Snake (Craig) and White River (Meeker) field offices.
The membership of each RAC is aimed at achieving a balanced outlook that the BLM needs for its mission, which is to manage the public lands for multiple uses.
Five positions are open for nomination on the NW RAC this year, including two positions in Category One: public land ranchers and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, the timber industry, transportation or rights of way, off-highway vehicle use, and commercial recreation; one position in Category Two: representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations; and two positions in Category Three: 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, or representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in natural sciences; and the public-at-large.
Nominations for the Northwest District RAC must be submitted by March 27 to the Bureau of Land Management, Attn.: David Boyd, 2300 River Frontage Rd., Silt, CO 81652. Additional requirements and nomination forms can be found by going to www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Resources/racs/nwrac.html or by calling Boyd at 970-876-9008.