Council advises  on central California BLM land use issues

The Bureau of Land Management in is seeking public nominations for three open positions on its Central California District Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues.  The BLM has extended the nomination period to July 8.

The BLM’s Resource Advisory Councils (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 28 RACs across the West, where most BLM-managed land is located.  Each RAC consists of 12 to 15 members with an interest in public land management, including such individuals as conservationists, ranchers, outdoor recreationists, state and local government officials, Tribal officials, and academics.  The diverse 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.

The Central California RAC advises BLM officials for the Hollister, Mother Lode, Bakersfield and Bishop field offices.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on an advisory council.
Nominees, who must be residents of the state or states where the RAC has jurisdiction, will be judged on the basis of their training, education, and knowledge of the council’s geographical area.
Nominees should also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision making.
All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference from any represented interests or organizations; a completed background information nomination form; and any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications.