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BLM Seeks Nominations to Monument Advisory Committee - 04/28/17

Lopez Island, Wash. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced it is seeking public nominations for four open positions on the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC). The nomination period is open until May 30, 2017.

The BLM's Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), of which the MAC is one, help the Bureau carry out its multiple-use mission and stewardship of 245 million acres of public lands. The Bureau, which manages more land than any other Federal agency, has 36 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 energy and mineral development, ranching, outdoor recreation, conservation, state and local government, tribal and cultural resources, and academia. The diverse membership of each RAC helps ensure BLM land managers receive the varying perspectives they need to achieve their mission of managing the public lands for multiple uses.

"The BLM Advisory Councils are an important forum for the community conversation that is a key component of public land management," said Jamie Connell, BLM Oregon-Washington State Director. "By ensuring that MAC representation reflects a variety of perspectives, MAC members provide a valuable service to the Bureau by delving into issues and proposing solutions on a wide variety of land and resource uses issues."

Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on the MAC. Nominees, who must be residents of Washington, will be reviewed on the basis of their training, education, and knowledge of the San Juan Islands. 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 MAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications.

The MAC is seeking nominees for positions representing the public-at-large, wildlife and ecological interests, cultural and heritage interests and recreation and tourism. For more information, please contact Monument Manager Marcia deChaden├Ędes at mdechade@blm.gov or (360) 468-3051.

-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 sub-surface 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 our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

BLM Seeks Nominations for Southwest Oregon Resource Advisory Council - 04/28/17

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is soliciting nominations from the public for five positions on the Southwest Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The RAC provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on the management of more than 1.3 million acres of public lands in the Roseburg, Medford and Lakeview Districts. The deadline to apply is May 30, 2015.

The RAC will be filling the following five positions:

One of five members who who represent energy and mineral development (with a special emphasis
on transportation or rights-of-way interests); the commercial timber industry; organized labor or non-timber forest product harvester groups; developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle users, or commercial recreation (with a special emphasis on commercial or recreation fishing); or Federal grazing or other land permits or represent nonindustrial private forest land owners.

Three of five members who represent nationally recognized environmental organizations; regionally or locally recognized environmental organizations; dispersed recreational activities; archaeological and historical interests; or nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups, wildlife or hunting organizations, or watershed associations.

One of five members who hold state elected office; hold county or local elected office; represent Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the Council is organized; are school officials or teachers with knowledge in natural resource management or the natural sciences; or represent the affected public-at-large and/or are employed by a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources, land or water.

To nominate yourself or someone you know, submit a nomination form noting the specific position along with supporting letters of recommendation from the groups or interests to be represented. Nomination forms can be picked up at BLM offices in Medford, Roseburg, and Klamath Falls. Forms can also be acquired by mail through a phone request at (541) 618-2200 or online at https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/resourceadvisory-council/apply.

The BLM will assess the applications and submit recommended nominees to the Secretary of the Interior, who will officially make the appointments. Nominees, who must be residents of Oregon, will be reviewed on the basis of their training, education, and knowledge of the council's geographic area.Nominees should also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision-making. Members are normally appointed to three-year terms.

The RAC generally holds three to four meetings each year between Roseburg, Medford, Grants Pass, and Klamath Falls. Although members serve without monetary compensation, travel and per diem expenses are reimbursed at current rates for government employees. For more information on the Southwest Oregon RAC, please call Christina Beslin at (541) 618-2371 or cbeslin@blm.gov.

-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 sub-surface
mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities
occurring on public lands.

Representatives Needed for Coastal Oregon Advisory Council - 04/28/17

North Bend, Ore. -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking nominations for five open positions on the Coastal Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC). As published in a notice in the Federal Register on April 10, 2017, nominations will be accepted until May 30, 2017.

The RAC consists of 15 members chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues to help the Bureau carry out its multiple-use mission and stewardship of public lands along the Oregon Coast. The diverse membership of the RAC helps ensure that BLM land managers receive the varying perspectives they need to achieve their mission of managing public lands for multiple uses.

Positions are open in the following categories:

One position in Category One -- Public land ranchers and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, the timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, off-highway vehicle use, and commercial recreation.

Two positions in Category Two -- Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations.

Two positions 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 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.

"The BLM Resource Advisory Councils are an important forum for the community conversation that is a key component of public land management," said BLM OR/WA State Director Jamie Connell. "By ensuring that RAC representation reflects a variety of perspectives, RAC members provide a valuable service to the Bureau by delving into issues and proposing solutions on a wide variety of land and resource uses issues," said Connell.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Nominees, who must be residents of Oregon, will be reviewed on the basis of their training, education, and knowledge of the council's geographic 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 RAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications.

Nomination packets can be submitted to the BLM Coos Bay District Office, 1300 Airport Lane, North Bend, Oregon or via email to m1harper@blm.gov. Nomination forms can be obtained at this same location or online at https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advisory-council/apply
The Coastal Oregon RAC generally holds quarterly meetings in various locations along the coast. Although members serve without monetary compensation, travel and per diem expenses are reimbursed at current rates for government employees. RAC members are normally appointed to three-year terms.

For additional information, please contact Coastal Oregon RAC Coordinator Megan Harper at (541) 751-4353 or m1harper@blm.gov. Additional information on the Coastal Oregon RAC can be found at https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advisory-council/near-you/oregon-washington/coastal-oregon-rac

-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 sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

BLM Seeks Nominations to Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council - 04/24/17

Spokane, Wash. -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public nominations for two open positions on the Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The nomination period is open until May 30, 2017.

The BLM's RACs, composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, help the Bureau carry out its multiple-use mission and stewardship of 245 million acres of public lands. The Bureau, which manages more land than any other Federal agency, has 36 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 energy and mineral development, ranching, outdoor recreation, conservation, state and local government, tribal and cultural resources, and academia. The diverse membership of each RAC helps ensure that BLM land managers receive the varying perspectives they need to achieve their mission of managing the public lands for multiple uses.

"The BLM Resource Advisory Councils are an important forum for the community conversation that is a key component of public land management," said Jamie Connell, BLM Oregon-Washington State Director. "By ensuring that RAC representation reflects a variety of perspectives, RAC members provide a valuable service to the Bureau by delving into issues and proposing solutions on a wide variety of land and resource uses issues."

Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on an Advisory Council. Nominees, who must be residents of Washington, will be reviewed on the basis of their training, education, and knowledge of the council's geographic 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 RAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications.

The Eastern Washington RAC has one position open in each of the following categories:

Category Two -- Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental
organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations.

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 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.

For more information, please contact Jeff Clark at (509) 536-1297 or jeffclark@blm.gov or visit
https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advisory-council/apply.

-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 sub-surface 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 our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.