The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public nominations for open positions on 17 of its 36 Resource Advisory Councils through Dec. 1.

Managers with the Prineville and Vale district offices are seeking to fill openings in all categories on the John Day – Snake Resource Advisory Council. This RAC provides advice to the Prineville and Vale districts of the Bureau of Land Management, as well as the Deschutes, Ochoco, Umatilla, Malheur and Wallowa-Whitman national forests.

Composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, the RACs help the BLM carry out its multiple-use mission and stewardship of 245 million acres of public lands.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on an advisory council. Nominees, who must be residents of the state or states where the RAC has jurisdiction, will be reviewed on the basis of their training, education and knowledge of the council’s geographic 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.

Completed applications and letters of recommendation can be mailed to: Lisa Clark, ATTN: John Day – Snake RAC Application, 3050 NE Third St., Prineville, OR 97754, or by email to lmclark@blm.gov. For more information, contact Clark, 541-416-6864.

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