TWIN FALLS, Idaho (News Release) – The Twin Falls District of the Bureau of Land Management has appointed new members to its citizen-based Resource Advisory Council. Other members have been reappointed for new terms. Area councils advise the agency on public land management issues.

“By working with federal, state, local and tribal governments, as well as leaders from industry and the conservation community, the Resource Advisory Councils exemplify the BLM’s collaborative approach to public land issues,” said state Director Tim Murphy. “I want to welcome our newly appointed RAC members and salute them for their commitment to public service.”

The newly appointed or newly re-appointed members of the Twin Falls District RAC, which will meet April 21 in Twin Falls, include:

  • Greg Moore (commercial recreation)
  • Brett Meyer (federal grazing)
  • Shauna Robinson (archaeological/historical interests) reappointment
  • Michelle Richman (State of Idaho)
  • Charles Howell (elected official) reappointment

The RACs, composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, help the BLM carry out its nationwide 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 who represent stakeholder interests in public land management, such as conservationists, outdoor recreationists, ranchers, industry officials, tribal leaders, state and local government officers, academics and others.

The BLM, an agency of the Interior Department, is responsible for managing various uses – such as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production – while conserving the land’s natural, historical and cultural resources.