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Forest Resource Coordinating Committee

The  Forest Resource Coordinating Committee (FRCC) is an appointed federal advisory committee to the Secretary of Agriculture on private forest conservation with a specific focus on private forest owners. Authorized in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, the FRCC facilitates private forest conservation by providing direction and coordination within the Department of Agriculture, and with state agencies and the private sector.

The Committee works to address the following national priorities for forest conservation:

  • Conserve and manage working forest landscapes for multiple values and uses;
  • Protect forests from threats and restore forest response to such threats; and
  • Enhance public benefits from private forests, including air and water quality, wildlife, forest-sector jobs, carbon storage, and recreation.


Committee Activities

The Committee meets at least once a year. Meeting dates and agendas will be posted here when available

Meeting Notes

Annual Committee Reports

Call for Nominations

The FRCC accepts nominations for private landowners, conservation organizations, conservation districts, and forestry consultant representation as vacancies become available. Please see the Federal Register Notice for more information.


Contact us:

Acting Designated Federal Officer
Margee Haines