Agium’s Jon Goode was recently appointed to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Council (RAC). As a Phosphate Special Projects Manager at Agrium, Jon does special project work on a variety of initiatives including real estate acquisitions, mine permitting, tax matters, contractual negotiations, and continuous improvement efforts. It is with deep appreciation that Mr. Goode volunteer his time and expertise.
Click to read the BLM RAC appointment letter: BLM RAC Appointment Letter
Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) were established by the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (43 U.S.C. 1739), as citizen advisory groups to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). These citizen-based groups provide an opportunity for individuals from all backgrounds and interests to have a voice in the management of America’s public lands, and to help improve their health and productivity. RAC recommendations address all public land issues, including: land use planning, recreation, noxious weeds, and wild horse and burro herd management areas, to name just a few.
Members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to serve 3-year terms and may be re-appointed. Each RAC consists of 10 to 15 members from diverse interests in local communities, including ranchers, environmental groups, tribes, State and local government officials, academics, and other public land users. An individual may not serve concurrently on more than one RAC. Council members must reside in the states within the geographic jurisdiction of the RAC.