Virginia Resource Advisory Committee seeks new members

Group of people talking to each other in the forestThe George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are accepting applications for membership to the Virginia Resource Advisory Committee (VA-RAC). Committee members review and recommend projects for funding through Title II of the Secure Rural Schools Community and Self Determination Act to improve the maintenance of existing infrastructure, implement stewardship objectives that enhance forest ecosystems, and restore and improve land health and water quality. Learn more about the VA-RAC

Committee members serve four-year terms. Committee members must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia and must be appointed to represent one of the following three interest groups:

  • Category One: Five members who represent energy and mineral development; the commercial timber industry; organized labor or non-timber forest product harvester groups; developed outdoor recreation; off-highway vehicle users, or commercial recreation; or Federal grazing or other land permits or represent nonindustrial private forest land owners.
  • Category Two: Five members who represent nationally recognized environmental organizations; regionally or locally recognized environmental organizations; dispersed recreational activities; archaeological and historical interests; or nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups, wildlife or hunting organizations, or watershed associations.
  • Category Three: Five members who hold state elected office; hold county or local elected office; represent Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the Council is organized; are school officials or teachers with knowledge in natural resource management or the natural sciences; or represent the affected public-at-large and/or are employed by a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources, land or water.

Are you ready to apply?
Download and fill out an application package (Form AD-755). Submit your completed application package via email to You can also mail or drop off your application to the following address:

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
Attn: Rebecca Robbins
5162 ValleyPointe Parkway
Roanoke, VA 24019