Secretary Salazar appoints Craig residents to BLM advisory board |

Secretary Salazar appoints Craig residents to BLM advisory board

Appointees will advise BLM officials on public land issues

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced five appointments Friday to the Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council, a board that advises the BLM on area public land issues.

Three Craig residents were among the appointments.

The Northwest Colorado RAC includes 15 members with “diverse interests and backgrounds,” and is one of three such BLM councils in Colorado, according to a news release.

The three Craig appointees are Wes McStay, a career rancher in Moffat County; Dan Davidson, director of the Museum of Northwest Colorado; and Jeff Comstock, a re-appointment who is also Moffat County’s natural resources director.

“The BLM’s Resource Advisory Councils exemplify the collaborative approach taken by the BLM in handling public land issues,” Salazar said in the release. “I want to welcome our newly appointed RAC members and salute them for their commitment to public service.

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“Their counsel will serve the BLM well as the agency works to ensure the health and productivity of America’s great outdoors.”

Other appointees to the Northwest Colorado RAC are Patrick Kennedy, of Grand Junction, and Barbara Vaszquez, of Cowdrey.

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