What is a Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (RRAC)?
The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) gives the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to establish, modify, charge and collect recreation fees on federal recreational lands. REA also requires the Secretary to establish Recreation Resource Advisory Committees (RRACs).
RRACs are established by provisions of the Federal Advisory Committees Act [PDF file 120 KB]. They provide recommendations regarding recreation fee proposals on federal lands managed by the US Forest Service. All meetings of RRACs are open to the public and include opportunities for public comment.
RRACs do not make recommendations on recreation fee sites operated by a concessionaire or contractor, commercial permits such as outfitting and guiding, or Forest Service special use permits issued for group events such as bike races, etc.
Rocky Mountain Region RRACs
The Rocky Mountain Region currently has only one functioning RRACs, and it is located in the state of Colorado. The first meeting of the CO RRAC was in December, 2007 and held in the Rocky Mountain Regional Office (RO) auditorium. Visit the Colorado Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (CO RRAC) website.