SALT LAKE CITY — The Bureau of Land Management has announced new appointments or reappointments of members to Utah's citizen-based Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues.

The councils, composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, help the BLM carry out its nationwide stewardship.

Each council consists of 10 to 15 members with an interest in public land management, such as ranchers, conservationists, outdoor recreationists, tribal officials, state and local government officials, scientists, and others.

The newly appointed or reappointed members of the Utah council, who serve three-year terms, and their interests are: Chad Baker, energy/minerals, Salt Lake City; Callee Butcher, energy/minerals, Salt Lake City; Jim Allison, archaeology/history (reappointment), American Fork; and Cimarron Chacon, public-at-large, St. George.