The Bureau of Land Management has announced that it is seeking public nominations for open positions on its Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues. The BLM will consider nominations until March 27.
The bureau, which manages more land than any other Federal agency, has 29 Resource Advisory Councils across the West, where most BLM-managed land is located. Each council consists of 10 to 15 members with an interest or expertise in public land management, including such individuals as conservationists, ranchers, outdoor recreationists, state and local government officials, Tribal officials, and academics.
Several positions are available. 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 advisory council application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications.
The Coeur d'Alene Resource Advisory Council is seeking nominations for the following vacancies:
Category One - Two vacancies for 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.
Category Two - One vacancy for representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations.
Category Three - Two vacancies for 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, along with a letter of support, must be received by March 27, and should be sent to Suzanne Endsley, Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council coordinator, at: Bureau of Land Management, Coeur d'Alene District; 3815 Schreiber Way; Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815.
For additional information and an online nomination form please visit the BLM-Idaho website: www.blm.gov/id/st/en/get_involved/resource_advisory.html or contact Suzanne Endsley at: (208) 765-5004.