Nominations accepted through April 22
The Bureau of Land Management is currently seeking five candidates for the Northwest Resource Advisory Council.
Members advise the BLM on the use and management of public lands in Colorado. They give advice on a broad array of resource, social and economic issues that confront land managers and local communities. They operate on principles of collaboration and consensus.
The RACs were established in 1995 and represent three geographic areas: the Northwest, the Southwest and the Front Range. Each council consists of 15 members and is balanced with three general interest groups:
Group 1 – holders of federal grazing permits/leases; representatives of mining, timber, off-road vehicle use and commercial recreation;
Group 2 – representatives of recognized national or regional environmental or resource conservation organizations; archeological and historical interests; wild horse and burro groups; and dispersed recreational activities;
Group 3 – state, county or local elected officials; employees of state agencies responsible for management of natural resources, land or water; representatives of Indian tribes; academicians involved in natural sciences; and the public at large.
The Northwest RAC has two openings in Group 1, one in Group 2 and two in Group 3.
Council members must be residents of Colorado. Terms are for three years.
The BLM provides training on resource science and management issues to all council members. Members serve without pay, but will be reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses.
Members are expected to attend RAC meetings called by the designated federal officer. Location of the meetings vary throughout the state and may include tours. They are usually held during the workweek and may also last more than one day.
Nominations are being accepted through April 22.
Letters of reference from the interests or organizations the nominee would represent are required. It is important to fill out the nomination form completely, include the letters of reference and submit the application prior to the deadline.
A copy of the nomination form may be found on the BLM Colorado website: http://www.co.blm.gov/. For additional information please call Sheri Bell, external affairs staff, at 303-239-3671.
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