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BLM Seeks Resource Advisory Council Nominees; Application Deadline May 10, 2010


ANCHORAGE --- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is calling for

nominations to its statewide 15-member advisory council. The BLM is

seeking qualified individuals to fill positions that will represent

constituents in the following areas of interest: ­ energy/minerals (two

positions), conservation/environmental (one position), dispersed

recreation (one position) and Alaska Native organization (one position).

The Alaska Resource Advisory Council provides advice and

recommendations to the BLM on land management issues for approximately

75 million acres of public lands in Alaska.

Members serve three-year terms and may be reappointed for

consecutive terms. Council members serve without salary but are

reimbursed travel expenses. The council includes a cross section of

Alaskans from around the state representing energy and minerals, tourism

and outdoor recreation; environmental, archeological and historical

interests; elected officials, Alaska Native organizations and the


Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Nominees should

have appropriate background and experience to give informed, objective

advice on a broad array of public lands issues, and a demonstrated

commitment to collaboration in seeking solutions to those issues. All

nominees must be Alaska residents.

Call the BLM at 907-271-5555 to request a nomination packet or
visit www.blm.gov/ak (select Get Involved, then Advisory
Councils/Committees). Nominations must be accompanied by letters of
reference from the interests or organizations to be represented.
Nominations are accepted until May 10, 2010. Final selection will be
made by the Secretary of Interior. Appointments become effective October
1, 2010.

The BLM manages 253 million acres – more land than any other federal
agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is
primarily located in 12 Western states, including 75 million acres in
Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers
700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.
The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity
of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future
generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as
outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy
production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other
resources on public lands.
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