LA VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking additional public nominations for vacant positions within its Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The council is made up of citizens with diverse interests in the management of public lands, including conservationists, ranchers, outdoor recreation enthusiasts, state and local government officials, and representatives of the energy industry. The council provides advice to the BLM on matters relating to public lands located in the Battle Mountain, Ely and Southern Nevada districts of the BLM.
“The Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC is extremely important to making informed decisions on public lands by strengthening our relationships across borders and ensuring the voice of the public is heard,” said Angelita Bulletts, BLM Southern Nevada District Managed and Designated Federal Official for the council. “Anyone interested in becoming a member should take advantage of this opportunity and apply. The council is a great resource for our agency and all Nevadans, and we look forward to hearing from our diverse communities through this council,” added Bulletts.
The BLM, which manages more land than any other federal agency, has advisory councils located throughout the West. The diversity of RAC membership is intended to achieve a balanced perspective that BLM requires for its mission, which is to maintain the health, diversity and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
The council is essential to help BLM continue to be a good neighbor in the communities it serves. The board also provides the BLM with advice and recommendations on resource matters, including land use planning, fire management, off-road vehicle use, recreation, oil and gas exploration, noxious weeds, grazing and herd management of wild horses and burro.
The job descriptions are as follows:
• Category 1 – Crown land ranchers and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mining development, the timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, off-road vehicle use and commercial recreation.
• Category 2 – Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreational activities, and wild horse and donkey organizations.
• Category Three – State, County or Local Elected Office Representatives; employees of a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources, land or water; representatives of Indian tribes within or near the area for which the RAC is organized; employees of academic institutions involved in the natural sciences; and the general public.
Individuals can nominate themselves or others to serve on an advisory board. Applicants will be judged on their training, education, and knowledge of the board’s geographic area and must be residents of the state. Applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision making. All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference from any interest or organization represented; a completed nomination form; and any other information regarding the applicant’s qualifications.
Applications must be submitted by September 16, 2022 To access the application, go to https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/1120-019_0.pdf. For more information about the Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC, please contact Kirsten Cannon, Public Affairs Specialist, at (702) 515-5057 or [email protected]
More information on CARs is available at https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advisory-council/near-me/nevada.