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Seeking San Juan Islands NM MAC Members, DD November 13 (From Government)
Lopez Island
October 16, 2020
Posted by Marcia DeChadenedes (San Juan Islands National Monument), Lopez Island

It's that time again! The BLM needs nominations for the three existing vacant positions and for the three positions that will become vacant next year. Nominees should identify themselves as representative of one or more of these categories in their statement of interest.
-Outdoor Recreation/Tourism
-Local Government
-Tribal Communities
-Public at large

Presently these day-long meetings are held once a year but that could increase. The largest responsibility of the MAC is to assist with the Resource Management Plan (RMP)(now largely complete) and the next step, Implementation Planning (the fun part), which is decisions that will draw from the RMP to create the vision for on-the-ground actions.

The Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in planning and issues related to management of lands administered by the BLM. Section 309 of FLPMA (43 U.S.C. 1739) directs the Secretary to establish 10- to 15-member citizen-based advisory councils that are consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The rules governing advisory councils are found at 43 CFR subpart 1784.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others for appointment by the Secretary. The BLM will evaluate nominees based on their education, training, experience, and knowledge of the geographic area of the advisory council. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to collaborative resource decision-making.

Before including any address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in the application, nominees should be aware this information may be made publicly available at any time. While the nominee can ask to withhold the personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.

We need your nomination form and one letter of reference. If you have any questions don't hesitate to give us a call!

Skeet and Marcia

Downloadable File
SJINM MAC Application
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