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From the Cannon City Daily Record

The Bureau of Land Management Front Range District announced that it is seeking public nominations for open positions on the Front Range Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues. As published in a notice in the Federal Register, the BLM will consider nominations for 30 days.

The BLM’s RACs, composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, help the Bureau carry out its stewardship of 245 million acres of public lands. Each of Colorado’s RACs consists of 15 members with interest or expertise in public land management, including conservationists, ranchers, outdoor recreationists, state and local government officials, tribal officials and academics. The diverse membership of each RAC helps ensure that BLM land managers get the varying perspectives they need to achieve their multiple-use mission.

Those who have already submitted a nomination to the Front Range RAC in response to the first and second calls for nominations do not need to resubmit. All nominations from the first, second and third calls will be considered together during the review process. Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on an advisory council. Nominees must be residents of Colorado and will be judged on the basis of their training, education and knowledge of the council’s geographical area. 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 RAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications.

The Front Range RAC has five open positions, including three positions in Category One, one position in Category Two and one position in Category 3:

Category One — Public land ranchers and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, the timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, off-highway vehicle use, and commercial recreation.
Category Two — Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations.
Category Three — Representatives of state, county, or local elected office; representatives and employees of a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources; representatives of Indian Tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized; representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in natural sciences; and the public-at-large.

Nomination materials should be submitted by Nov. 2 to the Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Kyle Sullivan, 3028 E. Main Street, Cañon City, CO 81212. Additional information can be found at or by calling Kyle Sullivan at (719) 269-8553.