EDC Committee

Duties of the Committee

Generally, the committee’s role is to review and recommend projects and funding to the Forest Supervisor. Funding is provided under Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act. 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


Apply to Become a RAC Member

Thank you for your interest in the El Dorado Resource Advisory Committee. To apply, fill out these two forms and mail to: ATTN: RAC Coordinator, Eldorado National Forest, 100 Forni Road, Placerville, CA  95667. An original signature is required. 


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

A

Heather Campbell

Pollock Pines Camino Fire Safe Council

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

A

Kris Olof

Gold Hills Posse 4x4 Club

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

A

Grant Nelson

Sacramento Municipal Utility Dist (retired)

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

A

Chris Dow

Sierra Pacific Industries

(4) represent the commercial timber industry

A

Sidney Bazett

Fallen Leaf
Tract

(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

B

David Zelinsky

Sierra Club

(1) nationally recognized environmental organizations

B

Lester Lubetkin

CA Native Plant Society

(2) regionally or locally recognized environmental organizations

B

Rich Platt

Elegant Ears 

(3) dispersed recreational activities

B

Joyce Everett

Oregon-California Trail Association

(4) archaeological and historical interests

B

Vacant

 Vacant

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

C

Vacant

 Vacant

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

C

Vacant

Vacant

(2) hold county or local elected office

C

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

C

Krista Potter

El Dorado High School

(4) area school officials or teachers

C

Vacant 

 Vacant

(5) represent the affected public at large

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