National Forest Advisory Board

Purpose: 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.

Meetings: Meetings are open to the Public. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less.  Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should make a request in writing by at least three days before the meeting to be scheduled on the agenda.  Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting.  Written comments and requests for time for oral comments must be sent to Scott Jacobson, NFAB Committee Coordinator, Mystic Ranger District Office, 8221 Mount Rushmore Road, Rapid City, South Dakota, 57702; or by email to  

Times: Begin at 1 p.m. and end no later than 4:30 p.m.

Location: Mystic Ranger District Office, 8221 Mount Rushmore Road, Rapid City, SD 57702

The board will consider a variety of issues related to national forest management. Agendas will be announced in advance but principally concern implementing the Forest Land and Resource Management Plan. The Board will consider such topics as integrated vegetation management (wild and prescribed fire, fuels reduction, controlling insect epidemics, invasive species), travel management (off highway vehicles, and related topics), and continuing access to multiple-use management of public lands, among others.

  • No Current NFAB Board Members

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    Waiting for appointments.

2024 Agendas & Minutes


  • February (no meeting scheduled)



  • April (no meeting scheduled)


  • June (no meeting scheduled)
  • July 17 (meeting canceled - waiting on membership appointments)
  • September 18
  • October (no meeting scheduled)
  • November 20
  • December (no meeting scheduled)

For more information about NFAB, contact Scott Jacobson, Public Affairs Officer & NFAB coordinator.