Advisory Committees

The Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board (NFAB) meetings are open to the public.  Time permitting, the Chair may allow the public to make comments to the Board at the end of the meeting.  Comments are limited to three (3) minutes per person and comments must be related to the respective agenda topics for that month only.

Times: Begin at 1 p.m. and end no later than 4:30 p.m.

Location: Mystic Ranger District Office, 8221 Mount Rushmore Road, Rapid City, SD 57702

The 32-members of the Board (16 primary members and 16 alternates) will consider a variety of issues related to national forest management. Agendas will be announced in advance but principally concern implementing the Forest Land and Resource Management Plan. The Board will consider such topics as integrated vegetation management (wild and prescribed fire, fuels reduction, controlling insect epidemics, invasive species), travel management (off highway vehicles, and related topics), and continuing access to multiple-use management of public lands, among others.

Current Board Members

2020 Agendas


2020 Meeting Notes


National Forest Advisory Board

Information, members, upcoming meetings, agendas, and past meeting notes.

Black Hills Resource Advisory Committee

The Black Hills Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) works closely with the Forest Service to recommend projects that will benefit Forest health, fish, wildlife, soils, watersheds and other resources; maintain roads, trails and other infrastructure; or control noxious weeds.