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Yavapai Resource Advisory Committee seeks nominations for 6 new members

The U.S. Forest Service’s Southwestern Regional Forester is seeking nominations for the Yavapai Resource Advisory Committee.

Advisory committee members serve four-year terms without pay, but may choose to be reimbursed for travel expenses.

The Yavapai Resource Advisory Committee is seeking six members. The time commitment to serve on the advisory committee would involve one or two half-day meetings per year in Prescott, and approximately one day of independent review of projects.

The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act and Federal Advisory Committee Act requires the Forest Service, working with the counties, to establish an advisory committee made up of a diverse 15-member group of residents with a formal charter. Members of an advisory committee must live within the state in which the committee has jurisdiction and, to the extent possible, ensure local representation in each category included.

Nominations are being sought for the purpose of improving collaborative relationships among people who use and care for National Forests and provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the act.

The duties of the Yavapai Resource Advisory Committee include reviewing and recommending proposed forest management projects in accordance with the Act.

Title II funds may be used for road, trail and infrastructure maintenance or obliteration; soil productivity improvement; improvements in forest ecosystem health; watershed restoration and maintenance; restoration, maintenance and improvement of wildlife and fish habitat; control of noxious and exotic weeds; re-establishment of native species; road maintenance, decommissioning, or obliteration; and restoration of streams and watersheds.

Written nominations must be received by July 21. Nominations must contain a completed application packet including nominee’s name, résumé and completed Form AD-755 (Advisory Committee or Research & Promotion Background Information). The nomination package must be sent to: Debbie Maneely, Yavapai RAC Coordinator, Prescott National Forest, 2971 Willow Creek Road BLDG 4, Prescott, AZ 86301.

For more information about who’s eligible for a committee membership, call Debbie Maneely at 928-443-8130 or send an email to her at: debbie.maneely@usda.gov.

Information provided by the U.S. Forest Service in Prescott.

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