“We’re looking to fill committee vacancies with folks who represent diverse community interests, and who are passionate about supporting projects intended to improve forest and watershed health in Klamath and Lake Counties,” said Fremont and Winema RAC Designated Federal Official Michael Tighe.
Members of the Fremont and Winema RAC collaboratively review and recommend watershed restoration and forest management projects for funding, in accordance with Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act of 2000. Watershed restoration projects selected for funding will be implemented on public or private lands located within Lake and Klamath counties.
“This group works extraordinarily well together,” said Tighe. “The tremendous amount of diversity and respect the members hold for each other results in the implementation of projects representing the values of the community as a whole.”
The Fremont and Winema RAC consists of 18 Oregon residents representing a broad range of community interests, viewpoints and experiences. Members are appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Each year, the RAC allocates roughly $1.5 million for local watershed restoration and forest management projects.
Members of the RAC volunteer their time, but are compensated for travel expenses and per diem. Meetings are alternately held in Lakeview and Klamath Falls, with some monitoring field trips scheduled each year.
Citizens seeking to apply for Fremont and Winema RAC vacancies should contact Michael Tighe at 541-947-6246 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Fremont-Winema National Forest Partnership Coordinator Roland Giller at541-783-4069 (email@example.com).
More information and AD-755 membership application forms are available online at http://go.usa.gov/3Ab4j