BLM seeks nominations for advisory council

BLM press release

The Bureau of Land Management last week announced that it is seeking public nominations for open positions on the Central California Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues. As published in a notice in the Federal Register, the BLM will consider nominations for 30 days.


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

The four positions open in the Central California District RAC are in the following categories:

Category Two (one position) – Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations.

Category Three (three positions) – 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; representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in natural sciences; and the public-at-large.

Nomination forms and additional information about the Central California RAC are available on the web at Nominations should be sent to David Christy, BLM Central California District public affairs officer, 5152 Hillsdale Circle, El Dorado Hills, Calif. 95762, call (916) 941-3146, e-mail

Individuals may nominate themselves or others. 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 decisionmaking. All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference from any represented interests or organizations, a completed RAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications.

For more information, contact Christy at (916) 941-3146.



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