Four appointed to BLM advisory council

Four new members will take seats on the Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Regional Advisory Council after their appointment by the Interior Department.

Dave Grisso of Parachute, operations field leader for EnCana, was appointed to represent energy and minerals on the panel.

Thomas Latham of De Beque was appointed to represent grazing permittees.

Latham is president of the Holy Cross Cattlemen Association and the Bluestone Ditch and is working on the revision of the bureau’s Grand Junction Resource Management Plan.

Steve Smith of Glenwood Springs, assistant regional director for The Wilderness Society, was appointed to represent environmental groups and is active on a subcommittee of the council for the revision of the bureau’s Glenwood Springs Resource Management Plan.

Rio Blanco County Commissioner Kai Turner of Meeker was appointed as an elected official.

He is a professional fly-fishing guide and big-game outfitter who holds a Bureau of Land Management outfitting permit.

Donna Shue of Craig was reappointed to represent wild horse and burro interests.

Members of the councils serve three-year terms.


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