Advisory Committees

Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act

The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act was reauthorized in Public Law 110-343 for four fiscal years, 2008 through 2011.

 The purposes of the Act are to:

  • stabilize payments to states for public schools and roads in the counties in which national forests are located
  • to invest in the land and create employment opportunities
  • to improve cooperative relationships among the people that use and care for national forests and
  • to provide funds to counties for certain authorized uses

The Forest Service Secure Rural Schools web site has information on all four titles of the Act. The Secure Rural Schools Act authorized the establishment of resource advisory committees to improve collaboration among all those who enjoy and care for the national forests; to provide advice to Forest Service about projects that maintain and improve national forest watersheds, ecosystems and habitats; and, to help create employment opportunities. The Forest Service Resource Advisory Committees (RAC) website has information about the committees and the Title II projects proposed for funding under the Act.  More on Advisory Committees.

Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Management Detailed Overview

Quick look at the Secure Rural Schools Program

Federal Advisory Committee Act

The Federal Advisory Committee Act was enacted in 1972 to ensure that advice by the various advisory committees formed over the years is objective and accessible to the public. 

  • Learn more about the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) by visiting the US General Services Administration (GSA) website. Cut and paste this GSA web address into your browser:

recreation resource advisory committees (rrac)

follow this link for information specific to the Recreation Resource Advisory Committees