Seeking new Shoshone Resource Advisory Committee members

The Shoshone National Forest, working with Fremont and Park counties, is seeking individuals interested in becoming a part of the resource advisory committee (RAC) that collaborates with the Forest Service on projects to benefit the Shoshone National Forest in Fremont and Park counties.

The committee solicits and reviews project proposals and recommends projects to be funded under Title II of the Secure Rural Schools Act (Act), which was reauthorized by Congress for one year under the Helium Stewardship Act last October.

Committee members serve four-year terms and represent diverse interests in public lands including, but not limited to, elected and tribal officials, commercial industry, environmental groups, developed and dispersed recreationists, and school officials.

There are currently 13 vacancies on the Shoshone RAC. Shoshone RAC members must reside in the state of Wyoming.

Members Needed

Category A
  • Organized labor or non-timber forest product harvester groups
  • Developed outdoor recreation, off highway vehicle users, or commercial recreation activities; (waiting for appointment
  • Energy and mineral development interests; or commercial or recreational fishing interests
  • Commercial timber industry
  • Hold Federal grazing or other land use permits, or represent nonindustrial private forest land owners, within the area for which the committee is organized

 

Category B
  • Nationally recognized environmental organizations
  • Regionally or locally recognized environmental organizations
  • Dispersed recreational activities
  • Archaeological and historical interests
  • Nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups, wildlife or hunting organizations, or watershed associations

 

Category C
  • Hold State elected office or their designee
  • Hold county or local elected office
  • American Indian tribes within or adjacent to committee area (waiting for appointment)
  • School officials or teachers
  • Represent the affected public at large

 

If you would like to be considered for a spot on the Shoshone Resource Advisory Committee, you should be aware of the following:
  • You are encouraged to submit an optional one-page resume to help with the selection process, though a resume is not required.
  • Please submit printed, signed forms due by October 31, 2016.  Mail forms to:

Shoshone National Forest

Wapiti District Office

Attention Olga Troxel

203A Yellowstone Ave

Cody, Wyoming 82414

  • The Shoshone National Forest will forward a list of nominations to the Secretary of Agriculture for approval and selection.
  • We anticipate organizing the committee will take eight months to a year, due to the selection process and background check requirements.
  • The background information form is not used as part of the selection process, though it is necessary for the United States Department of Agriculture to perform background checks on nominees. All completed forms will be kept in a locked, secure cabinet.

Olga Troxel is the Resource Advisory Committee coordinator for the Shoshone. Please direct questions to her at 307.527.6921 or otroxel@fs.fed.us.

Additional information about the Secure Rural Schools Act, Title II funds, and resource advisory committees is available from the Shoshone National Forest Web site at https://fsplaces.fs.fed.us/fsfiles/unit/wo/secure_rural_schools.nsf/RAC/Shoshone+?OpenDocument.





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