Dixie National Forest Resource Advisory Committee Seeking New Members

The Dixie National Forest is seeking members to serve on the Dixie Resource Advisory Committee. The RAC is a local advisory committee that recommends projects for funding to federal land managers which will benefit resources on National Forest System Lands.

The 15 member group represents a cross section of county communities, industries, schools, environmentalists and local government. RAC members solicit, review and recommend projects that meet the following objectives:

  • improve the maintenance of existing infrastructure;

  • implement stewardship objectives that enhance forest ecosystems; and

  • restore and improve land health and water quality.

Since its creation, the RAC has helped fund numerous projects in Garfield, Iron, Kane, Washington or Wayne Counties. Projects recommended by the RAC include range improvement and maintenance projects, fish passage and waterway restoration, road and trail maintenance, and noxious weed detection and reduction efforts. All RAC projects must show a clear benefit to public lands. Many of the projects are located on National Forest lands on the Dixie National Forest, but can take place on other lands if there is a direct benefit to Forest Service lands.

Several vacancies among the 15 member positions and replacement member positions are currently vacant and the committee has a critical need for new members. Applications will be accepted Nov. 1 – 30 2019.

To be eligible for consideration, prospective committee members must reside within the state of Utah and preferably within Garfield, Iron, Kane, Washington or Wayne Counties. Prospective members

should be representative of at least one element of one of the following categories:

  • Category A

    •  Organized Labor or Non-Timber Forest Product Harvester Groups; Developed Outdoor Recreation, Off-Highway Vehicle User Groups, or Commercial Recreation Activities; Energy and Mineral Development or Commercial or Recreational Fishing Groups; Commercial Timber Industry; Federal Grazing Permit or Other Land Use Permit Holders, or Representative of Non-Industrial Private Forest Land Owners

  • Category B

    •  Nationally Recognized Environmental Organizations; Regionally or Locally Recognized Environmental Organizations; Dispersed Recreational Activities; Archaeology and History

    • Nationally Recognized Wild Horse and Burro Interest, Wildlife or Hunting Organizations, or Watershed Associations.

  • Category C

    •  State-Elected Office; County or Local-Elected Office; American Indian Tribes; Area School Officials or Teachers; Affected Public-At-Large

      The RAC meets on an “as needed basis” generally one to two times a year at the Dixie National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Cedar City, Utah.

      Application forms and additional information can be obtained by contacting the Dixie National Forest RAC Coordinator: SM.FS.DixieNF_RAC@usda.gov. Application forms can also be obtained by visiting the Dixie National Forest website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/dixie/workingtogether/advisorycommittees

More information about RACs can be found at http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/pts/specialprojects


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