The National Forests of the South
The Southern Region of the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, is a dynamic collection of lands, cared for by people as a legacy for future generations.
We believe that benefits to people flow from healthy land, that healthy land is conserved through wise management, and that management is most effective when shared.
The Southern Region encompasses 13 States—from Virginia to Florida and Oklahoma – as well as Puerto Rico. Also known as Region 8, the Southern Region is one of nine geographical regions within the Forest Service.
There are 16 units within the Southern Region, including 14 National Forests and two special units.
Next Scheduled RRAC Meeting:
Date: February 26-27, 2014
Location: Decatur, GA
The Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Decatur, Ga., Feb. 26 and 27, 2014. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. Feb. 26, and will conclude about 5 p.m. Feb. 27. The meeting will be at the Courtyard Marriott, 130 Clairemont Ave., Decatur, Ga.
The purpose of the meeting is to receive recommendations concerning recreation fee proposals on the national forests in the Southern Region; and to discuss other items of interest related to the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004. The Recreation RAC is authorized under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, signed into law December 2004.
People interested in recreation fees in the Southern Region are invited to attend the meeting. The public comment period is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 26. Individual presentations will be limited to three minutes. Written comments are encouraged, particularly if the material cannot be presented within the time limits.
Send written comments to: Committee Coordinator Caroline Mitchell, US Forest Service, PO Box 1270, Hot Springs, AR, 71902. To contact by phone, call 501-321-5318.