The BLM continues to seek public nominations for the Northern California District Resource Advisory Council (RAC). This citizen-driven council it vital to shaping recommendations for public land management in Northern California.
RACs, governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act and Federal Policy and Land Management Act, consist of 10-15 members with diverse backgrounds.
BLM Northern California District Manager Dereck Wilson stresses the significance of these Resource Advisory Councils, which provide essential feedback on land management issues and foster community engagement for improved public land management.
Nominations are open to individuals or nominees residing in California or Nevada, with a focus on their training, education, and knowledge of the RAC’s geographical area. Demonstrating a commitment to consensus-building and collaborative decision-making is crucial. Nominations must include letters of reference and a completed RAC application.
The RAC seeks to fill four vacancies in three categories:
Category One: Representatives from organizations tied to energy/mineral development, federal grazing permits, the timber industry, transportation, off-highway vehicle use, and outdoor recreation.
Category Two: Representatives from archaeological and historic groups, dispersed recreation users, wild horse and burro organizations, and nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations.
Category Three: Representatives from State, county, or local elected offices, Indian Tribes within or near the RAC’s area, natural resource management academicians, state agency employees responsible for natural resource management, and the general public.
Nominations will be accepted until November 27. For additional information and submissions, you can contact BLM Northern California District Public Affairs Officer Jeff Fontana at 530-260-0189 or [email protected].