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BLM Pecos District seeks advisory council members

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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pecos District is seeking public nominations for seven positions on its Resource Advisory Council (RAC).

As advertised in the Federal Register, the BLM will consider nominations until June 14.

The RAC helps the Pecos District carry out its stewardship of more than 3.5 million acres of public lands. The RAC consists of 10 members with an interest or expertise in public land management, including conservationists, ranchers, outdoor recreationists, state and local government officials, tribal officials and academicians.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on an advisory council. Nominees, who must be New Mexico residents, will be selected based on their training, education and knowledge of the RAC’s geographical area. Nominees also should 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.

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There are currently two three-year term vacancies in Category One, two three-year term vacancies in Category Two, and three three-year vacancies in Category Three.

Category One is for public land ranchers and representatives of organizations involved with energy and mineral development, the timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way groups, off-highway vehicle use and commercial recreation.

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

Category Three is for the public-at-large or representatives of state, county or local elected office; of a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources; of Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized; and of academic institutions if they are involved in natural sciences.

To receive an application, contact Pecos District RAC Coordinator Glen Garnand at 575-627-0209 or by email at ggarnand@blm.gov. You also can download the application at blm.gov. Individuals may submit their signed applications by June 14 either by email to the above email address or by mail to the Bureau of Land Management, Pecos District Office, Attention: RAC Coordinator Glen Garnand, 2909 W. Second St., Roswell, NM 88201.

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