08/10/2014: "BLM National Monument Advisory Committee"
Spokane, Wash. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is pleased to announce the inaugural members of the new San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee to provide information and advice on the development of the San Juan Islands National Monument’s resource management plan, the Advisory Committee consists of individuals with diverse interests and backgrounds who were chosen for their expertise in natural resource and local community issues.
The new committee members and their represented interests are:
• Michael Carlson (Private Landowners)
• Erin Corra (Education/Interpretation)
• Eric Eisenhardt (Wildlife/Ecological)
• Jacquelyn Ferry (Cultural/Heritage)
• Gene Helfman (Wildlife/Ecological)
• Michael Jonas (Cultural/Heritage)
• Barbara Marrett (Recreation /Tourism)
• Rhea Miller (Public-at-Large)
• Thomas Reeve (Public-at-Large)
• Thomas Reynolds (Recreation/Tourism)
• James Stephens (Local Government)
• Thomas Wooten (Tribal Interests)
“Our advisory groups exemplify the BLM’s collaborative approach to public land management,” said BLM Director Neil Kornze. “I want to welcome our newly appointed members and thank them for their commitment to public service.”
The resource management plan will be a comprehensive land use plan designed to direct the management of approximately 1,000 acres of public lands in the San Juan Islands National Monument, which was designated by Presidential Proclamation on March 25, 2013.
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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.
The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.