Advisory Committees

  • Recreation Resource Advisory Committee

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    The Forest Service is seeking nominations to fill 11 positions on the Pacific Northwest Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee.

Olympic Peninsula Resource Advisory Committee (RAC)

The Olympic Peninsula Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is a group of 9-15 volunteers that provide advice and recommendations to the Olympic National Forest regarding the allocation of funds, fee proposals, and greater project work across the Forest.  Advisory committee members represent a wide variety of backgrounds and interests with equal representation from tribal and government agencies, industry, environmental groups, recreation groups, and local residents.

Working collaboratively with the Olympic National Forest, the RAC makes funding recommendations for projects proposed under Title II of the Secure Rural Schools Act (SRS Act). Projects are considered for Title II funding if they make additional investments in, and create employment opportunities through:

  • Improvement of existing infrastructure maintenance;
  • Implementation of stewardship objectives that enhance forest ecosystems; and
  • Restoration and improvement of land health and water quality.

The committee's role is to improve collaborative relationships among community members and land managers that use and care for the National Forests, as well as provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the SRS Act.

Current Updates

On September 18, 2023, the Olympic Peninsula Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) met in Port Angeles, WA and virtually to review Fiscal Year 20, 21, and 22 Title II project proposals and make recommendations for the expenditure of funds resulting from the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. 

Contact:

Jennifer Garcia (564)-669-9623 or jennifer.garciasantiago@usda.gov.

News

 

  • Secure Rural Schools

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    Learn about the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act, title categories, payments, and legislation on the National Secure Rural Schools Homepage

  • Apply to be a RAC Volunteer!

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    Serving as a RAC member is a way to engage with your local land managers, work in collaboration with other community members, and further the Forest Service mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands

  • Title II Project Proposals

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    Learn more about Title II funding, previously approved projects and how to submit a new Title II project proposal

Archived Information

Past Proposal Information /Archive