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RAC committee members will be officially appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture for a term of four years, shall not receive compensation, and must be able to commit to the time necessary, which includes several meetings each year to carry out the committee responsibilities. Members must live in California, be knowledgeable about natural resource issues in Nevada and Placer Counties and be willing to complete a form for a background check.
These committees are to be balanced and diverse, with equal representation from industry, environmental groups, recreation groups, elected officials, and local residents. Specifically, the composition of each RAC will be balanced according to the following three interest categories:
Category A: (five regular members and one replacement) who represent one or more of the following interests:
• Organized labor or non-timber forest product harvester groups;
• Developed outdoor recreation, off highway vehicle users, or commercial recreation activities;
• Energy and mineral development interests; or commercial or recreational fishing interests;
• Commercial timber industry; or
• Hold Federal grazing or other land use permits, or represent non-industrial private forest land
Category B: (five regular members and one replacement) who represent one or more of the following interests):
• Nationally recognized environmental organizations;
• Regionally or locally recognized environmental organizations;
• Dispersed recreational activities;
• Archaeological and historical interests; or
• Nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups, wildlife or hunting organizations, or watershed associations.
Category C: (five regular members and one replacement) who represent one or more of the following interests):
• Hold State elected office (or a designee);
• Hold county or local elected office;
• Represent American Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the committee is organized;
• Are school officials or teachers; or
• Represent the affected public at large.
Nominees will be evaluated based on their training and experience in the interest they represent as it relates to Nevada and Placer Counties, their demonstrated commitment to collaborative decision-making, and their contribution to the balance and diversity of the RAC.
Those interested in serving on the Nevada/Placer County RAC, may submit a letter, or the form following this letter, stating which category they qualify for, to Debra-Ann Brabazon, acting public affairs officer, Tahoe National Forest, 631 Coyote Street, Nevada City, CA 95959 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The letter should have an original signature in ink and applicants should state reasons for wanting to be a member and which community interest category they represent. Also include an overview of experience and a demonstration ability to work collaboratively with people of differing views. Please include address, phone, fax and/or e-mail.
Nomination letters must be received by October 1, 2016.
For more information about the responsibilities of the RAC, please contact: Joanne Roubique, District Ranger, Truckee Ranger District, Tahoe National Forest, at 530-478-6205; or Debra-Ann Brabazon, Acting Public Affairs Officer, Supervisor’s Office, Tahoe National Forest, 530-478-6805.
For more Tahoe National Forest information, go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe.