In October, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Utah reopened the public call for nominations for four open positions on its citizen-based Utah Resource Advisory Council.

Nominations must be received by Oct. 31. A term on a RAC is for three years. 

The Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) is one of the BLM’s 38 chartered advisory committees located in the West.

“RAC members provide valuable advice and recommendations on resource and land management issues in Utah,” said Ed Roberson, BLM Utah state director.  “Their input enhances the BLM’s ability to manage these lands for current and future generations of Americans.”

An individual may self-nominate or nominate others to serve on the council. Nominees must be residents of the state and will be reviewed on the basis of their training, education, and knowledge of the Council’s geographic area. 

The four positions open on the Utah RAC are in the following categories:

One position in category one is for public land ranchers and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, the commercial timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, off-highway vehicle use, and commercial recreation.

Two positions in category two are for representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations.

One position in category three is for 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.

Nominees should also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision-making.  A letter of reference must accompany all nominations from any represented interests or organizations per the categories listed, also a completed RAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications.

Nominations should be sent by Oct. 31 to the following address:  BLM, Attn: Lola Bird, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101. 

Additional information and the application form are available online at 

For more information, contact Lola Bird at or call 801-539-4033.

Nominations must be received by Oct. 31