CHEYENNE – Nominations are currently being accepted for the Bureau of Land Management Wyoming Resource Advisory Council.

The applications are due by June 14.

All Wyoming citizens are encouraged to apply, who may qualify in up to three categories. The diverse input of the council members helps inform BLM Wyoming in developing management strategies.

The BLM Wyoming RAC is composed of citizens chosen for their interest or expertise in three categories of membership:

Category one – Representatives of organizations associated with energy/mineral development; federal grazing permit holders; the timber industry; transportation or rights-of-way; off-highway vehicles users and commercial and developed outdoor recreation.

Category two – Representatives of archaeological and historic organizations; dispersed recreation users; wild horse and burros organizations and nationally or regionally-recognized environmental organizations.

Category three – Representatives of state, county, or local elected office; Indian tribes located within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized; academicians employed in natural resource management or natural sciences; employees of a state agency responsible for management of natural resources; and the public at large.

Council members participate in meetings with BLM leadership around the state. Meetings include round-table discussions and opportunities for public comment, and often involve tours of projects or facilities related to BLM-administered public lands. The input of council members assists BLM Wyoming in developing management strategies.

Currently there is one vacancy in category one and three vacancies in both category two and three.

Nominees must be residents of the State of Wyoming, and should also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision-making. Applicants may be self-nominated. 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, such as a résumé.

For more information, please visit www.blm.gov/Wyoming-RAC or contact Emmet Pruss at 307-775-6266.

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