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Bureau of Land Management seeks to reinstate advisory board

April 24, 2018

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking to reinstate independent advisory groups that were suspended last year as part of a review across the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports the Resource Advisory Council in Wyoming is looking to reach full membership by the summer after it was put on hold last May.

The 10-person council is formed by volunteer members from industry, local government and environmental groups in the state. Members hold a seat for three years each.

The council weighs in on the agency’s policies and plans for federal land in the state.

Officials say four seats will be opening up — two seats for residents in energy industries, one for someone in an environmental or archaeological field and one from local government.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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