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DOI - 2058 - Western Montana Resource Advisory Council - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameWestern Montana Resource Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number2058
Original Establishment Date10/1/1995Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date11/8/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*BLM Western MT District Manager
Date Of Renewal Charter11/8/2023Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Kathryn
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authority5 U.S.C. AppendixDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Stevens
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Federal Land Policy and Management Act, Sec. 309Designated Federal Officer Phone*(406) 533-7600
Effective Date Of Authority*10/21/1976Designated Federal Officer Fax*(406) 533-7660
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Western Montana Resource Advisory Council serves in an advisory capacity concerning the issues relating to land use planning or the management of the public land resources located within the BLM’s Western Montana District. The Council also make recommendations regarding a standard amenity recreation fees and expanded amenity recreation fees to the BLM and U.S. Forest Service.
How is membership balanced?*The Western Montana Resource Advisory Council is composed of 15 members distributed in a balanced fashion among the following groups and within those groups. Specific interests include: Category I includes those holding Federal grazing permits or leases, interests associated with transportation or rights-of-way, developed outdoor recreation, OHV users, or commercial recreation activities, commercial timber industry, or energy and mineral development. Category II includes nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, dispersed recreation activities, archaeological and historical interests, or nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups. Category III includes state, county, or locally elected office-holders, employee of a State agency responsible for the management of natural resources, Indian Tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized, are employed as academicians in natural resource management or the natural sciences, or represent the public-at-large.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Meetings are generally held quarterly. They always include discussions of management activities the BLM is currently analyzing or proposing, which is the purpose of the Council.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This council is necessary to assist the BLM in making sure public concerns and values are considered when management activities are proposed for public lands. The council members represent diverse and complex interests that otherwise would not come together to consider a broad range of multiple uses for the public lands in RAC's area of jurisdiction. The RAC provides consensus advice to the BLM on those uses.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public. Notices of the meetings are published in the Federal Register, posted on the BLM Montana website, and distributed to local newspapers.
Recommendation RemarksThe RAC did not meet in Fiscal Year 2022.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentAn in-depth analysis has not been done to determine cost savings associated with the Western Montana RAC. However, the contributions of the RAC are of great benefit to the BLM.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*12Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo recommendations were made in FY 2022.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*50.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentMost, if not all, of the RAC's recreation fee proposals have been implementedAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentN/AAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentInformation for the Western Montana RAC is provided on the BLM-Montana webpage.
Agency Feedback Comment*The BLM provides feedback verbally at meetings through dialogue or question/answer sessions.Narrative Description*The Western Montana Resource Advisory Council serves as a sounding board for the three BLM field managers in western Montana. They have formed subgroups to tackle issues such as travel management, the Greater sage-grouse management plan, and recreation fee increases. They provide input and advice on a variety of issues.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$715.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$20,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$1,500.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$2,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$302.00
Total Costs$715.00Est. Total Next FY*$23,802.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/19/2022 5:00 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.20
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.05Est Cost Remarks
Cost RemarksStaff costs were incurred for participation in a call for nominations and nomination package compilation and reviewing and updating the Annual Comprehensive Review.  
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Interest Areas

Natural Resources
Land Management and Use
National Parks, Sites, Trails, Recreational Areas Monuments


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039472Western Montana Resource Advisory Council2021
 COM-037139Western Montana Resource Advisory Council2020
 COM-035420Western Montana Resource Advisory Council2019
 COM-033269Western Montana Resource Advisory Council2018
 COM-001416Western Montana Resource Advisory Council2017
 COM-002792Western Montana Resource Advisory Council2016
 COM-003564Western Montana Resource Advisory Council2015
 COM-004876Western Montana Resource Advisory Council2014
 COM-005800Western Montana Resource Advisory Council2013
 COM-007132Western Montana Resource Advisory Council2012
 COM-007922Western Montana Resource Advisory Council2011
 COM-009289Western Montana Resource Advisory Council2010
 COM-009970Western Montana Resource Advisory Council2009
 COM-011138Western Montana Resource Advisory Council2008
 COM-011669Western Montana Resource Advisory Council2007
 COM-013074Western Montana Resource Advisory Council2006
 COM-013700Western Montana Regional Advisory Committee2005
 COM-015005Western Montana Regional Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015622Western Montana Regional Advisory Committee2003
 COM-017110Western Montana Regional Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017546Western Montana Regional Advisory Committee2001
 COM-018832Western Montana Regional Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019324Western Montana Regional Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020684Butte Resource Advisory Council1998
 COM-021260Butte Resource Advisory Council1997