The purpose of the National Forest Advisory Board (NFAB) is to provide advice and recommendations on a broad range of forest issues such as forest plan revisions or amendments, forest health including fire and mountain pine beetle epidemics, travel management, forest monitoring and evaluation, recreation fees, and site-specific projects having forest-wide implications.
The 32-members of the Board (16 primary members and 16 alternates) represent the following areas of interest:
Developed outdoor recreation, Off-Highway Vehicle use, or commercial recreation
Energy and mineral development
Forest products industry
Nationally recognized sportsmen's group such as anglers or hunters
Archaeological, cultural, and historical interests
Nationally recognized environmental organization
Regionally recognized environmental organization
Hold federal grazing permits or other land use permit
Tribal government elected or appointed official
Hold county or local-elected or appointed office South Dakota or Wyoming
South Dakota elected or appointed office
Wyoming elected or appointed office
State Natural Resource Agency official from South Dakota
State Natural Resource Agency official from Wyoming
Meetings are open to the public. Verbal comments are welcome, and people wishing to speak may be given three minutes to address the Board. Public comments are accepted at any time in writing.
For more information about NFAB, contact Scott Jacobson, Public Affairs Officer & NFAB coordinator, at (605) 673-9216.