Three Wyomingites appointed to BLM advisory council

— August 15, 2014

(Press release) — The Bureau of Land Management announced new appointments or reappointments of members to its citizen-based Wyoming Resource Advisory Council (RAC), which advises the Bureau of Land Management on public land issues. The RACs are composed of members with diverse interests and backgrounds.

The newly appointed or newly re-appointed members of the Wyoming RAC, which will meet primarily on a quarterly basis in 2014:

• Marilyn Mackey, Gillette (federal grazing) reappointment

• Julia Stuble, Lander (environmental organizations) 

• Truman Julian, Kemmerer (public-at-large)

“Our Resource Advisory Councils exemplify the BLM’s collaborative approach to public land management,” said BLM Director Neil Kornze. “I want to welcome our newly appointed RAC members and thank them for their commitment to public service.”

The RACs, composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, help the BLM carry out its nation-wide stewardship of 245 million acres – the largest land portfolio of any federal agency. The BLM has established 28 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 these various uses – such as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production – while conserving the land’s natural, historical, and cultural resources.

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  1. Thinking what can we do to keep our wild horses from being rounded up on September 12, 2014. The majority of the American public does not know that livestock grazing in the arid West has caused more damage than the chainsaw and bulldozer combined. The majority of the American public does not know the plight of of wild horses. Meanwhile 800 wild horses will be rounded up by helicopter and shipped to long term holding. Once these horses are gone, they will be gone forever. All roundup activity should be stopped until all scientific data is in on the correct way to manage our land. Horses and burros are good for the land, and the BLM is destroying them. The horses indeed have no representation, no one interested in the truth.

  2. You call this a diverse group? Did you not think people can use Google to find out where these individuals interests lie? The deck is stacked.

  3. “The RACs are composed of members with diverse interests and backgrounds.” according to the article. Well the facts speak otherwise Marilyn Mackey represents
    cattlemen and “energy” (viz. mining and fracking) interests while Truman Julian represents the concerns of sheep ranchers who also benefit from cheap grazing permits handed out from the BLM. Neil Kornze himself of the BLM comes from a
    mining not environmentalist background. That leaves Julia Stuble who represents a
    group who might be hostile to mining and fracking but whose interest among endangered species unfortunately does not include our wild horses. Looks like Kornze’s appointments are not diverse at all! They are 100% pro cattle and sheep ranching 0% for protecting wild horses. Little surprise here !