Tucson, Ariz. – Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today encouraged public applications for membership on the Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC), which helps Bureau of Land Management officials set public land use policy. The state council currently has five vacancies in a variety of areas.
Each of the Bureau’s 29 RACs around the country consists of 10 to 15 members with an interest in public land management, often including conservationists, ranchers, outdoor recreationists, state and local government officials, Tribal officials and academics. Each RAC is designed to help the Bureau achieve its goal of managing public land for multiple uses.
This year, Arizona has two “Category One” vacancies, which are set aside for ranchers, energy and mineral developers, timber industry representatives, off-highway vehicle users, and commercial recreation enthusiasts; one “Category Two” vacancy, which is set aside for environmental organizations, historical organizations and wild horse groups; and two “Category Three” vacancies, which are set aside for elected officials, state natural resource agency staff, Native American Tribes, academic institutions and the public at large.
Nominees must be residents of Arizona and should demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision-making. All nominations should be accompanied by letters of reference from any represented interests or organizations; a completed background information nomination form; and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications.
Applications can be e-mailed to Dorothea_Boothe@blm.gov or faxed to the Arizona Bureau of Land Management at (602) 417-9398.