The Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations to fill eight vacancies on its Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council.
The 10-member citizen advisory council was formed in December 2010 to help the BLM develop a management plan for the 210,012-acre Dominguez-Escalante NCA near Delta.
Members serve three-year terms.
"The advisory council has played an important role in helping BLM develop the draft management plan, which we expect to be released for public comment later this spring," said Collin Ewing, acting NCA manager. "The council will be heavily involved as BLM reviews the comments we receive on the draft and move to develop a final proposed plan."
Members serve without monetary compensation but are reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses. The council meets a minimum of two times per year, although nominees can expect to meet much more frequently during key planning periods. Nominees can expect to commit 15-40 hours or more annually for meetings, field trips, document reviews and other involvement.
More information about the Dominguez-Escalante NCA Advisory Council and nomination forms are available at: www.blm.gov/co/st/en/nca/denca/denca_rmp/DENCA_Resource_Advisory_Council.html.
Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Letters of reference must accompany the nomination form. Letters of reference can be from an organization or from anyone who is familiar with the nominee's ability to speak as an expert on the topic of interest. Final selections will be made by the Secretary of the Interior.
Nominations need to be received by May 29.