Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the 2013 appointments to the 15-member citizen-based Southwest Resource Advisory Council, which advises the Bureau of Land Management on public land issues.
Five members were appointed this year:
• Mary Monroe Brown of Durango is a new member representing developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle users and commercial recreation activities. Monroe is the director of Trails 2000.
• Jonathan Roeber of Paonia is a new member representing elected officials. Roeber is a Delta County Commissioner who served as the Colorado and National Cattlemen's federal lands chairman, the ad-hoc planning group for Delta County, the Colorado Resource Monitoring Initiative Stakeholders Group and board of director for the Partners Western Conservation Board. As a grazing permittee holder, he has a firm understanding of resource management on public lands.
• Ernest Williams of Dove Creek is a new member representing elected officials. Williams is a Dolores County Commissioner.
• Barbara Hawke of Montrose is a reappointed member representing a national or regionally recognized environmental organization.
• Eric Sanford of Ridgway is a reappointed member representing energy and mineral development interests. Sanford is employed by SG Interests I, Ltd.
For more information, contact Shannon Borders at 970-240-5399 or go to www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Resources/racs/swrac.html.blog comments powered by Disqus