for The Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations for five Southern Californians with an interest and knowledge of the California desert and its natural resources to serve on the BLM's California Desert District Advisory Council for the 2002-2004 three-year term.
The council is made up of 15 members who represent the broad range of public land-use interests in the California desert. The council advises BLM California Desert District Manager Tim Salt on policies and programs for about 11.5 million acres of public lands throughout Southern California.
"BLM relies on council members to bring their expertise and knowledge of the California desert into the decision-making process," said Salt. "Each member represents a specific interest category and together the 15 members provide a broad range of representation on the council."
The five positions to be filled are two recreation representatives and one representative each for public-at-large, nonrenewable resources and wildlife. Council members serve three-year terms and may be nominated for reappointment for an additional three-year term. Three members (public-at-large, wildlife and recreation) are eligible for reappointment, and two members (recreation and nonrenewable resources) are completing their second three-year terms and are not eligible for reappointment.