BLM Seeks Nominations to Monument Advisory Committee

Posted May 13, 2019 at 5:41 am by

Lopez Island, Wash. — The Bureau of Land Man­age­ment (BLM) announced it is seek­ing pub­lic nom­i­na­tions for four open posi­tions on the San Juan Islands Nation­al Mon­u­ment Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee (MAC). The nom­i­na­tion peri­od is open until June 13, 2019.

The BLM’s Resource Advi­so­ry Coun­cils (RACs), of which the MAC is one, help the Bureau car­ry out its mul­ti­ple-use mis­sion and stew­ard­ship of 245 mil­lion acres of pub­lic lands.

The Bureau, which man­ages more land than any oth­er Fed­er­al agency, has 36 RACs across the West, where most BLM-man­aged land is locat­ed. Each RAC con­sists of 10 to 15 mem­bers with an inter­est or exper­tise in ener­gy and min­er­al devel­op­ment, ranch­ing, out­door recre­ation, con­ser­va­tion, state and local gov­ern­ment, trib­al and cul­tur­al resources, and academia.

The diverse mem­ber­ship of each RAC helps ensure BLM land man­agers receive the vary­ing per­spec­tives they need to achieve their mis­sion of man­ag­ing the pub­lic lands for mul­ti­ple uses.

“Resource Advi­so­ry Coun­cils pro­vide the BLM with vital feed­back on cur­rent issues, con­cerns and pro­pos­als, and enable us to engage local com­mu­ni­ties and stake­hold­ers to improve our man­age­ment of pub­lic lands,” said Act­ing BLM State Direc­tor There­sa Han­ley. “Our goal is to ensure that the mem­ber­ship of every RAC encom­pass­es a wide vari­ety of per­spec­tives and back­grounds to guide our work as effec­tive­ly as possible.”

Indi­vid­u­als may nom­i­nate them­selves or oth­ers to serve on the MAC. Nom­i­nees, who must be res­i­dents of Wash­ing­ton, 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, wildlife and eco­log­i­cal inter­ests, local gov­ern­ment, trib­al inter­ests and pri­vate landown­ers. For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Mon­u­ment Man­ag­er Mar­cia deChadenèdes at mdechade@blm.gov or (360) 468‑3051.

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 $96 bil­lion in sales of goods and ser­vices through­out the Amer­i­can econ­o­my in fis­cal year 2017. These activ­i­ties sup­port­ed more than 468,000 jobs.

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