BLM Wyoming seeks nominations to Resource Advisory Council

Agency seeks broad spectrum of nominees to help improve public lands management nationwide

The Bureau of Land Management

is seeking public nominations for

positions on 31 resource advisory councils

nationwide. These citizen-based committees

assist in the development of recommendations

that address public land management


The BLM maintains 38 such advisory

committees formally chartered under the Federal

Advisory Committee Act and the Federal

Policy and Land Management Act across the

West. Of those committees, 31 are RACs and

the remainder site or subject-specific advisory

councils. Each RAC consists of 10 to 15

members from diverse interests in local communities,

and they assist in the development

of recommendations that address public land

management issues.

“Input from local communities and stakeholders

is crucial towards improving our

management of public lands. Our Wyoming

Resource Advisory Council is designed to

enable local leaders to provide us feedback

on current issues, concerns and proposals,”

within their school and community.

They are sponsored by Phillips Edwards

Post 47 Auxiliary of Pinedale.

said BLM Wyoming State Director Mary Jo

Rugwell. “By including diverse membership

from across the state, we further our goal of

ensuring we receive a wide variety of public

perspectives to guide our work.”

RACs are critical in assisting the BLM

in continuing to be a good neighbor in communities

served by the Bureau, providing

advice and recommendations on issues including

land use planning, fire management,

off-highway vehicle use, recreation, oil and

gas exploration, noxious weed management,

grazing issues and wild horse and burro herd

management issues.

Individuals may nominate themselves or

others to serve on a RAC. Nominees, who

must be residents of the state or states where

the RAC has jurisdiction, will be reviewed

based on their training, education and knowledge

of the RAC’s geographic area. Nominees

should also demonstrate a commitment

to consensus building and collaborative

decision-making. Letters of reference must

accompany all nominations from any represented

interests or organizations, a completed

RAC application and any other information

that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications.

To access the Wyoming RAC application



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