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Rick Ellis, a Box Elder County rancher, has been named to the Bureau of Land Management's citizen Resource Advisory Council for Utah.

Ellis, of Howell, will serve as the Wild Horse and Burro representative on the RAC. He is a resource manager in Promontory for Fort Ranch.

Ellis also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Utah Foundation for Quality Resource Management, a nonprofit that works to get government and private conservation groups to work together in partnerships.

In a news release the BLM said it has 29 RACs across the West. Each consists of 12 to 15 members, citizens chosen for their expertise in various disciplines across the natural resource use and management field.

Information about upcoming RAC meetings, which are open to the public, will be announced once it becomes available.

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