Advisory Committees

How the Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee was formed

The Secretary of Agriculture established an advisory committee, chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) on July 17, 1998. The Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee is made up of citizens concerned with the environmental and economic health of the Lake Tahoe Region. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Federal Interagency Partnership (FIP) on how the Partnership can best fulfill its duties pursuant to Executive Order 13057 and how to facilitate the integration and coordination of appropriate federal programs and funds to help achieve the goals of the Lake Tahoe Regional Environmental Improvement Program (EIP).

The advice of the Committee consists of the consensus of its members, representing the broad array of local, regional, state, and national interests. The Committee Charter outlines the specific agencies/interests that are represented on the committee. Members of the Committee serve without pay, but may be reimbursed for travel expenses. The length of their term is two years.

Appointments to the Committee are made by the Secretary of Agriculture. Equal opportunity practices, in line with USDA policies, are followed in all appointments to the Committee.

 

Attending an LTBFAC Meeting

All Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public. Meetings are published 15 days in advance in the Federal Register and announced by the local news media. Agendas for the meetings can be downloaded. A public comment period has also been established during each formal meeting. Comments can be submitted in writing to the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit or presented orally at the designated time.

 

Current Committee Representatives

Please follow the links provided below if you would like to email your Constituency Contacts.

  1. Katherine Strain - Education
  2. Amy Berry - Environmental
  3. Alonzo Rusk - Gaming
  4. Robert Cook - Labor
  5. John Pang - California Local Government
  6. Douglas Martin - Nevada Local Government
  7. Katherine Hill - Member-at-Large
  8. David Santana - Member-at-Large
  9. Darcie Collins - National Environmental
  10. Heather Bacon - North Shore Economic/Recreation
  11. Natalie Yanish - Property Rights
  12. Steve Teshara - Resort Associations
  13. Alan Heyvaert - Science and Research
  14. Tom Fortune - Ski Resorts
  15. Bob Hassett - South Shore Economic/Recreation
  16. Patrick Wright - State of California
  17. Jim Lawrence - State of Nevada
  18. Joanne Marchetta - Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
  19. Peter Kraatz - Transportation
  20. Vacant - Washoe Tribe of California and Nevada

 

 

 

Features

Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes

All Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee Meetings are open to the public.  Meetings are published 15 days in advance in the Federal Register and announced by the local news media.  Agendas for the meetings can be downloaded by following the link provided below.  A public comment period has been established during each formal meeting.  Comments can be submitted in writing to the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit or presented orally at the designated time.



https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/ltbmu/workingtogether/advisorycommittees