EDC Committee

Duties of the Committee

Generally, the committee’s role is to review and recommend projects and funding to the Forest Supervisor. The Forest Supervisor is responsible for considering the committee’s recommendations in the context of the forest land management plan and the laws and regulations that govern Forest Service activities and to approve the project if appropriate. The committee’s duties are to:

  • review projects proposed under title II by participating counties, tribal governments, organizations and individuals;
  • make recommendations to the Forest Supervisor acting for the Secretary of Agriculture about projects and funding in accordance with section 203 of the Act;
  • provide early and continuous coordination with appropriate land management agency officials in recommending projects consistent with purposes of this Act under title II;
  • provide frequent opportunities for citizens, organizations, tribes, land management agencies, and other interested parties to participate openly and meaningfully, beginning at the early stages of the project development process under title II;
  • monitor projects that have been approved by the Forest Supervisor; and advise the designated Federal official on the progress of the monitoring; and,
  • make recommendations to the Forest Supervisor for any appropriate changes or adjustments to the projects being monitored by the resource advisory committee.

Governing Documents

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Composition of the Committee

Each RAC shall have 15 members with balanced and broad representation of interests in 3 categories, specified in Section 205 (d)(2) of the Act. Members shall reside within the State(s) in which the committee has jurisdiction and, to the extent practicable, provide local representation in each category.

Current RAC Committee Membership
Group Member Affiliation Interest


Heather Campbell

Pollock Pines Camino Fire Safe Council

(1)  represent organized labor or non-timber forest product harvester groups


Kris Olof

Gold Hills Posse 4x4 Club

(2)  represent developed outdoor recreation, off highway vehicle users, or commercial recreation activities


Grant Nelson

Sacramento Municipal Utility Dist (retired)

(3) represent energy and mineral development interests; or commercial or recreational fishing interests


Chris Dow

Sierra Pacific Industries

(4) represent the commercial timber industry




(5) hold Federal grazing or other land use permits, or represent nonindustrial private forest land owners, within the area for which the committee is organized


David Zelinsky

Sierra Club

(1) nationally recognized environmental organizations


Lester Lubetkin

CA Native Plant Society

(2) regionally or locally recognized environmental organizations


Rich Platt

Elegant Ears 

(3) dispersed recreational activities


Joyce Everett

Oregon-California Trail Association

(4) archaeological and historical interests


Kevin Vella

National Wild Turkey Federation

(5) nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups, wildlife or hunting organizations, or watershed associations.


Trish Sweeney / F. Bigelow

CA State Assembly (designee)

(1) hold State elected office (or a designee)


Karl Weiland

County Assessor

(2) hold county or local elected office


Kara Perry

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians

(3)  represent American Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the committee is organized


Krista Potter

Teacher, El Dorado High School

(4) are school officials or teachers


Nick Haris

American Motorcyclist Association

(5) represent the affected public at large