PUBLIC LANDS -- Six new members have been appointed to the Bureau of Land Management’s Coeur d’Alene District citizen-based Resource Advisory Council.
The appointees will serve a three-year term and advise the BLM on public lands issues.
“I want to welcome our new and reappointed RAC members and commend them for their commitment to public service,” said Coeur d’Alene District Manager Gary Cooper. “Their counsel will serve the BLM well as the agency carries out its multiple-use mission.”
The RACs, composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, help the BLM carry out its stewardship of 245 million acres – the largest land portfolio of any Federal agency. The BLM has established 29 RACs across the West, where most BLM-managed land is located. Each RAC consists of 10 to 15 members with an interest in public land management, such as conservationists, outdoor recreationists, ranchers, Tribal officials, state and local government officials, academics and others.
The newly appointed and reappointed members of the Coeur d’Alene District RAC, and the area they represent on the committee, include:
• Linda Rider, Grazing Industry
• Douglas Boggan, Dispersed Recreation
• David Uberuaga, Environmental Organizations
• Jerry Shriner, Wild Horse and Burro
• Tommy Stroschein, Public-at-Large
• Chris Goetz, Public-at-Large