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May 2019

Vol. 24, No.18 Week of May 05, 2019

BLM seeks nominations for councils

Petroleum News

The federal Bureau of Land Management said April 30 that it is seeking public nominations for positions on 31 Resource Advisory Councils nationwide, including five vacancies in Alaska. BLM said the citizen-based committees assist in the development of recommendations addressing public land management issues.

Its a significant tool for BLM leadership that helps us gain insight from a broad range of stakeholders and users of BLM-managed public lands in Alaska, said BLM Alaska State Director Chad Padgett.

BLM said individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on the councils.

The Alaska open positions are:

*Category one - representatives of organizations associated with energy/mineral development; federal grazing permit holders; the timber industry; transportation or rights of way; off-highway vehicles users; and commercial and developed outdoor recreation.

*Category two - representatives of archeological and historic organizations; dispersed recreation users; wild horse and burro organizations; and nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations.

*Category three - representatives of state, county or local elected office; Indian tribes located within or adjacent to the area for which the council is organized; academicians employed in natural resource management or natural sciences; employees of a state agency responsible for management of natural resources; and the public at large.

Nominations will be considered until June 14. For more information contact Jim Hart at 907-271-3130 or [email protected]

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