BLM Utah seeks nominations to Resource Advisory Council

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Salt Lake City — The Bureau of Land Management in Utah is seeking public nominations for four open positions on its Utah Resource Advisory Council, a 15-member advisory panel that provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on land-use planning and management.

The due date for applications is May 2, 2016. Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on an advisory council.

The Resource Advisory Council positions open are in the following categories:

  • Two positions in Category One – Public land ranchers, representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, the timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, off-highway vehicle use and commercial recreation.
  • One position in Category Two – Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities and wild horse and burro organizations.
  • One position in Category Three – 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 with or adjacent to the area for which the Resource Advisory Council is organized; representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in the natural sciences; and the public-at-large.

Nominees must be residents of the state or states where the Resource Advisory Council has jurisdiction and 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 Resource Advisory Council application and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications.

Application forms and more information on the Resource Advisory Council are available online at the BLM Resource Advisory Council homepage.

Nominations should be emailed to Lola Bird at [email protected] or postmarked by May 2, 2016 to:

Lola Bird

Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office

440 West 200 South, Suite 500

Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

For more information, please contact Lola Bird at 801-539-4033; fax: 801-539-4013; email address: [email protected].

The BLM consults with the Governor’s Office before forwarding its recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior for a final decision.

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question with the above individual.  The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are provided during normal business hours.

About the BLM

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of subsurface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under the mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In fiscal year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

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