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How to get Involved 

BLM Seeks Nominations for Positions on D-E NCA Advisory Council

The BLM is seeking nominations to fill eight vacancies on the D-E NCA Advisory Council. Nominees should reside in or within close proximity to Mesa, Delta, or Montrose Counties. Individuals may nominate themselves or others.

Nominations need to be received by July 11, 2016.

Click here for a nomination form.

For further information, click here to read the June 10, 2016, press release.

 
 
 
The Dominguez-Escalante NCA Advisory Council

The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 that established the D-E NCA called for the creation of an advisory council specifically to “advise the Secretary with respect to the preparation and implementation of the management plan.” This council’s founding charter was approved by Secretary Salazar on February 5, 2010.

Council members serve three-year terms, and the Council may remain in existence for up to a year following completion of the plan. Recommendations are based on consensus-building and collaboration.


The Dominguez-Escalante NCA Advisory Council has met publicly many times during development of the RMP and gives valuable feedback to the BLM. If you missed any of these meetings, you can read or download the meeting minutes as well as other relevant documents from the "Meetings" link on the menu to the left.

How to contact the Council

Email the Council at dencaadvisorycouncil@gmail.com.

 
The Ten Members of the Advisory Council
 
Katie Steele, Advisory Council Chair, resides in Grand Junction, is the co-chair of the Colorado Riverfront Commission, and has chaired the Robb River Rally event in the Grand Valley. She represents dispersed recreation and historical resources. William “Bill” Harris, Advisory Council Vice-Chair, resides in Montrose and is a pastrepresentative of the International Mountain Biking Association and a current board member of the Colorado Plateau Mountain Biking Trail Association. He is also a past president of the Colorado Archaeological Society. He was recommended for the Council by the MontroseCounty Commissioners. Bill also represents recreation, primarily mountain biking, and culturalresources.
Kaye Simonson  resides in Grand Junction and is a Mesa County planner. She represents Mesa County. Oscar Massey  lives in Whitewater and is a rancher with federal grazing permits within the NCA since the mid 1970s. He represents grazing permit holders.
Tamera Minnick resides in Grand Junction, where she is an associate professor ofEnvironmental Science and Technology at Colorado Mesa University. She represents scientific,educational, and ecological values. Ralph Files is a resident of Montrose and on the Montrose County Parks Advisory Board. He represents Montrose County.
Bob Janowski lives in Whitewater. He is a member of the Grand Mesa Jeep Club and the Western Slope ATV Association. He represents motorized recreation interests. Kate Graham is a resident of Grand Junction and a field organizer for Conservation Colorado. She represents environmental and wilderness values.
Steven Boyle lives in Montrose and is the Principal at BIO-Logic, Inc., a natural resourceconsulting business. He is a wildlife and conservation biologist, formerly with CPW and the USFWS. He serves on the Gunnison Sage-grouse San Miguel Basin Working Group and is active in the Black Canyon Regional Land Trust and other programs to protect working farmsand ranches from development. Steve represents wildlife and ecological interests. Doug Atchley resides in Delta and is a Delta County Commissioner. He retired from bankingin 2007, managing a group of Wells Fargo banks that included branches in Delta, Gunnison,Telluride, and Montrose. He was a founding member of Delta Area Development, Inc., andhas served as chamber president. He operates a cattle ranch in Delta County. Doug represents Delta County.