The Foundation shall not be considered to be an agency or establishment of the United States.
The Board shall consist of not more than 9 members.
The Director of the Bureau of Land Management shall be an ex-officio, nonvoting member of the Board.
A member appointed to the Board shall be a citizen of the United States.
A majority of members appointed to the Board shall have education or experience relating to natural, cultural, conservation, or other resource management, law, or research.
To the maximum extent practicable, the members of the Board shall represent diverse points of view.
Except as provided in subparagraph (B), a member of the Board shall be appointed for a term of 6 years.
Serving as a member of the Board shall not constitute employment by the Federal Government for any purpose.
Appointment as an officer or employee of the Foundation shall not constitute employment by the Federal Government.
The Foundation shall not participate or intervene in a political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.
The serving of notice to, or service of process on, the agent required under this paragraph, or mailed to the business address of the agent, shall be deemed to be notice to, or the service of process on, the Foundation.
For purposes of this section, an interest in real property shall include mineral and water rights, rights-of-way, and easements, appurtenant or in gross.
No land, water, or interest in land or water, that is owned by the Foundation shall be subject to condemnation by any State, political subdivision of a State, or agent or instrumentality of a State or political subdivision of a State.
Funds made available under subparagraph (A) shall remain available to the Foundation until expended for authorized purposes.
The Foundation may reimburse the Secretary for any support provided under subparagraph (A), in whole or in part, and any reimbursement received by the Secretary under this subparagraph shall be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the appropriations then current and chargeable for the cost of providing the services.
The Secretary may accept, without regard to the civil service classification laws (including regulations), the services of the Foundation, the Board, and the officers, employees, and agents of the Foundation, without compensation from the Department of the Interior, as volunteers for the performance of the functions under section 1737(d) of this title.
The United States shall not be liable for any debt, default, act, or omission of the Foundation.
The full faith and credit of the United States shall not extend to any obligation of the Foundation.
Nothing in this section authorizes the Foundation to perform any function the authority for which is provided to the Bureau of Land Management under any other provision of law.
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section.