Two Craig Men Appointed to Northwest RAC

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management announced new appointments or reappointments of members to Colorado’s citizen-based Northwest 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. 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 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. A couple of Craig residents are now on that committee. Those are Jim Mattern, President and General Manager of Trapper Coal Mine, who will represent energy and minerals, and Luke Schafer, the West Slope Advocacy Director for Conservation Colorado, who will represent environmental organizations. Both will serve three-year terms.

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