BLM Southwest Resource Advisory Councils seek nominations

By Shannon Borders

Special to The SUN

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public nominations for open positions on the BLM Colorado Southwest District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), which advises the BLM on public land issues.

As published in a notice in the Federal Register, the BLM will consider nominations until Monday, June 22.

The BLM’s RACs, composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, help the bureau carry out its stewardship of 245 million acres of public lands.

The bureau, which manages more land than any other federal agency, has 31 RACs across the west, where most BLM-managed land is located. Each RAC consists of 10 to 15 members with an interest or expertise in public land management, including such individuals as conservationists, ranchers, outdoor recreationists, state and local government officials, tribal officials and academics.

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