Forest Service advisory group seeks new members
The committee responsible for advising on U.S. Forest Service recreation fees is looking for new members.
Nominations are sought for 11 positions on the Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee and due Friday, Dec. 1. The committee meets once or twice a year and offers recommendations on recreation fees for national forests and grasslands in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Puerto Rico.
Candidates should represent one of the following recreation interests: camping, motorized recreation, non-motorized recreation, wildlife and nature viewing, visiting interpretive sites, hunting and fishing, environmental groups, outfitters and guides, state tourism, Native tribes or local government. Committee members serve two or three-year terms. Positions are not paid, but reimbursement is offered for food, travel and lodging to attend meetings.
Successful candidates will be recommended to the Regional Forester for appointment based on: what interest groups they represent and how they are qualified to represent that group; experience working with underserved populations, including people of color; why they want to serve on the committee and what they can contribute; and their experience in working successfully as part of a collaborative group.