Chief of the Forest Service, Thomas Tidwell, stated, “Our vision is that advisory committee members are well-informed, fully engaged citizens who reflect the gender and ethnicity of their rural communities as well as representing the interests described in the Act.” Typically, the Department strives to appoint members with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
RAC members represent a wide range of interests. The committee consists of 15 members and each is assigned to one of three categories. The Olympic Peninsula RAC has vacancies in all three categories.
- Category A represents organized labor, developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle use, commercial recreation activities, energy development interests, the commercial timber industry, and Federal grazing or other land use permits.
- Category B represents nationally recognized environmental organizations, regionally or locally recognized environmental organizations, dispersed recreational activities, archaeological and historical interests.
- Category C represents state, county, or local elected offices, American Indian tribes, school officials or teachers, and the affected public-at-large.
Interested participants should submit the required AD 755 application, available on the forest’s website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/olympic/workingtogether/advisorycommittees. Hard copy forms will be available at all Olympic National Forest offices during business hours. Please mail all AD 755 forms to the address listed below. All applications must be received at the Olympic National Forest Supervisor’s Office by November 30, 2012.
Olympic National Forest
1835 Black Lake Blvd. SW
Olympia, WA 98512
ATTENTION: GRACE HAIGHT
For additional information, please contact Donna Nemeth at 360-956-2274 or Bill Shelmerdine at 360-956-2282.