The open position on the resource advisory council is for a seat held by a representative of a nationally or regionally recognized environmental organization, archaeological and historical organization, dispersed recreation activities, or a wild horse and burro organization.
The BLM’s resource advisory councils are made up of citizens who are selected for their expertise in natural resource issues, BLM officials said in the news release. Members of the RAC help the Bureau carry out its stewardship of public lands.
The BLM has 24 RACs across the West. Each RAC consists of 12 to 15 members, including conservationists, ranchers, outdoor recreationists, state and local government officials, tribal officials, and academics.
Nominees must be residents of Utah. The BLM will evaluate nominees based on their education, training, experience, and knowledge of the geographical area. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to collaborative resource decision-making, according to the news release.
Individuals who are currently federally registered lobbyists are prohibited from serving on Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils.
All nominations must include the following information:
• Letters of reference from represented interests or organizations;
• A completed background information nomination form;
• Any other information that addresses the nominee’s qualifications.
For more information, call 801-539-4195.
Nominations must be submitted by July 29, to Sherry Foot, Special Programs Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101.