Lack of membership could cripple local Forest Service project funding


A committee made up of local citizens who collaborate with and recommend

projects to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) might disappear if new members don’t apply to fill current vacancies on the committee.

The Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is made up of 15 voting members that choose where to direct Secure Rural Schools Act Title II federal funding.

“As far as being a member of this federal advisory committee, you get to make a direct recommendation to the federal government on how to spend appropriated dollars,” said Jason Anderson, USFS Petersburg District Ranger.

Since 2008, the...

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