BLM Seeks Nominations to Monument Advisory Committee

Posted April 21, 2018 at 9:47 am by

Lopez Island, Wash. – The Bureau of Land Man­age­ment (BLM) today announced it is seek­ing pub­lic nom­i­na­tions for eight open posi­tions on the San Juan Islands Nation­al Mon­u­ment Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee (MAC). The nom­i­na­tion peri­od is open until June 4, 2018.

Resource Advi­so­ry Coun­cils (RACs) pro­vide advice and rec­om­men­da­tions for the BLM to con­sid­er on a range of resource and land man­age­ment issues. The BLM main­tains 37 such char­tered advi­so­ry com­mit­tees locat­ed in the West. The MAC was cre­at­ed through Pres­i­den­tial Procla­ma­tion and is crit­i­cal in assist­ing the BLM in devel­op­ing a Resource Man­age­ment Plan for the San Juan Islands Nation­al Monument.

“The BLM Advi­so­ry Coun­cils are an impor­tant forum for the com­mu­ni­ty con­ver­sa­tion that is a key com­po­nent of pub­lic land man­age­ment,” said Lin­da Clark, BLM Spokane Dis­trict Man­ag­er. “By ensur­ing that MAC rep­re­sen­ta­tion reflects a vari­ety of per­spec­tives, MAC mem­bers pro­vide a valu­able ser­vice to the Bureau by delv­ing into issues and propos­ing solu­tions on a wide vari­ety of land and resource uses issues.”

Indi­vid­u­als may nom­i­nate them­selves or oth­ers to serve on the MAC. Nom­i­nees, who must be res­i­dents with­in the MAC bound­aries, will be reviewed on the basis of their train­ing, edu­ca­tion, and knowl­edge of the San Juan Islands. 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 MAC appli­ca­tion, and any oth­er infor­ma­tion that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications.

The MAC is seek­ing nom­i­nees for posi­tions representing:

  • the pub­lic-at-large,
  • education/interpretation inter­ests,
  • wildlife/ecological inter­ests,
  • cultural/heritage inter­ests
  • and recreation/tourism.

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Mon­u­ment Man­ag­er Mar­cia deChadenèdes at mdechade@blm.gov or (360) 468‑3051 or vis­it this web­site.

About the Bureau of Land Management
The BLM man­ages more than 245 mil­lion acres of pub­lic land locat­ed pri­mar­i­ly in 12 West­ern states, includ­ing Alas­ka. The BLM also admin­is­ters 700 mil­lion acres of sub-sur­face min­er­al estate through­out the nation. The agency’s mis­sion is to sus­tain the health, diver­si­ty, and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty of America’s pub­lic lands for the use and enjoy­ment of present and future gen­er­a­tions. Diverse activ­i­ties autho­rized on these lands gen­er­at­ed $75 bil­lion in sales of goods and ser­vices through­out the Amer­i­can econ­o­my in fis­cal year 2016—more than any oth­er agency in the Depart­ment of the Inte­ri­or. These activ­i­ties sup­port­ed more than 372,000 jobs.

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One comment...

  1. Trail sig­nage at Ice­berg Point espe­cial­ly, needs up-grad­ing to min­i­mize off trail impacts, based on our vis­it last fall. I do rus­tic wood signs in the Methow Val­ley, and vis­it Lopez each year some­time: for a salt water fix, or to escape the sum­mer smoke. I’m a retired nation­al park ranger/naturalist, who prefers pos­i­tive sig­nage and trail main­te­nance as zon­ing and min­i­mum impact resource man­age­ment tools. See my book: Ski Trails and Wildlife or Patrick Kup­per’s: Cre­at­ing Wilder­ness, for details.

    Comment by Eric Burr on May 8, 2018 at 5:32 pm

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