Crow Canyon Archaeological Center President and CEO Deborah Gangloff has been selected by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to serve on the Southwest Resource Advisory Council (SWRAC), an official federal advisory committee that provides advice and recommendations on all aspects of public land management to the SWRAC designated federal officer.
Advisory Council members are appointed to staggered three-year terms by the Secretary of the Interior. A list of potential appointees is generated by an annual public nomination process which begins in March or April.
Colorado has three resource advisory councils within its borders, serving northwest and southwest Colorado and the Front Range. The SWRAC is composed of 10 to 15 members who represent a variety of interests across southwestern Colorado, such as federal grazing, transportation and rights-of-way, private and commercial outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle use, commercial timber, energy and mineral development and archaeology and history. Gangloff will serve as a representative of archaeological and historical interests.