Monday, March 29, 2010

Nominations open for UTAH BLM advisory council

Nominations open for UTAH BLM advisory council
By Amy Joi O'Donoghue

Deseret News

Published: Monday, March 29, 2010 3:19 p.m. MDT

Utah residents interested in the management and conservation of public lands have an opportunity to become directly involved through participation on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council.

Council members provide advice and recommendations to the federal agency concerning the use and management of 22 million acres of public land in Utah.

Nominations, due May 10, are being accepted for six positions on the Utah council, five of which are three-year terms. One position — that of state agency representative — calls for a nominee to step in and serve the remainder of a term held by a previous council member that ends Sept. 11, 2011.

Two positions are open in category one/commodity, which includes holders of federal grazing permits, energy and mineral development, timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, off-highway vehicle use and commercial recreation interests.

One position is open in category two/non-commodity, which includes nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historic interests, dispersed recreation and wild horse and burro groups.

Three positions are available in category three/local area interest which includes holders of state, county or local elected office, Native American tribes, employees of a state agency responsible for management of natural resources, educators involved in natural sciences and the public-at-large.

Nomination forms are available from BLM offices and from BLM's Web site at For more information, call (801) 539-4195.

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