BLM seeks volunteers for advisory council

Posted at: 04/06/2013 3:09 PM

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking volunteers to advise the agency on public land issues.

The BLM Farmington District Office, which covers the Farmington and Taos field offices, will accept nominations for its Resource Advisory Council through April 29. The council has four open positions. People can apply as a representative under three categories: public land ranching, energy and minerals development, timber, and off-highway vehicle and commercial recreation; environmental, archaeological, historical and wild-horse organizations; or state and local governments and tribes.

The agency has 29 BLM advisory councils in the West, advising the agency on management of 245 million acres.

People can nominate themselves or others to serve on the Farmington District advisory council. Nominees must be New Mexico residents.

To receive a BLM Farmington District Resource Advisory Council nomination form, contact Bill Papich at 505-564-7620 or email Papich at bpapich@blm.gov. Nomination forms also are available at www.blm.gov/nm/racs.