"Our Resource Advisory Councils exemplify the BLM’s collaborative approach to public land management,” said BLM Director Neil Kornze. “I want to welcome our newly appointed RAC members and thank them for their commitment to public service.”
The RACs, composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, help the BLM carry out its nationwide stewardship of 245 million acres – the largest land portfolio federal agency. The BLM has 28 RACs across the West, where most BLM-managed land is located.
Each RAC consists of 10 to 15 members with an interest in public land management, such as ranchers, conservationists, outdoor recreationists, tribal officials, state and local government officials, scientists, and others.
“RAC members come from different backgrounds and reflect a wide range of perspectives,” said BLM Utah State Director, Juan Palma. “Their diversity results in a balanced outlook that the bureau needs as it carries out its multiple-use mission.”
The newly appointed or newly re-appointed members of the Utah RAC, serving three-year terms, are:
Chad Baker, Energy/Minerals, Salt Lake City
Callee Butcher, Energy/Minerals, Salt Lake City
Jim Allison, Archaeology/History (reappointment), American Fork
Cimarron Chacon, Public-at-Large, St. George
Information about upcoming RAC meetings will be announced as soon as it becomes available.
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