Resource Advisory Committees

A photograph of a fire lookout in the moon light. Credit: B. Douglas Jensen, August 10, 2005.

Fire lookout available for public rental on the Tahoe National Forest.

The California Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (RRAC) is a citizen's Federal Advisory Committee that provides recommendations on creating new or changing existing recreation fees managed by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management in California.

The California RRAC is comprised of 11 members as authorized under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA), which was signed in to law in December, 2004.

Recommendations from the California Recreation RAC are combined with other public notification and communication efforts to help the Forest Service make sound decisions regarding recreation fees.

Currently the California Recreation RAC members terms have all expired and the committee has not held a meeting since January 2014. The Forest Service did try to seek new members for the Region 5 Recreation RAC but was unsuccessful in soliciting a full complement of qualified candidates for each member opening as required by USDA.

The Forest Service is now exploring the possibility of using the existing Bureau of Land Management (BLM) RACs to serve the function of Recreation RACs for the remainder of the life of FLREA or until the Forest Service can establish a new Recreation RAC. If approved by all three BLM RACs (Desert, Central, and Northern), these committees would make recommendations on creating new or changing existing recreation fees managed by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. The Forest Service and BLM signed an interagency agreement to enable both agencies to use existing BLM Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), where appropriate. More information can be found on the National Recreation RAC web page.

Recreation RAC Members & Roles

  • James Bacon - Designated Federal Official
  • Jerry Perez - BLM Ex Officio