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By Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Special to The SUN
The U.S. Forest Service is seeking to fill openings on the San Juan Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). The Secure Rural Schools Act authorizes the use of RACs as a mechanism for local community collaboration with federal land managers in recommending Title II projects on federal lands or that will benefit resources on federal lands. The RAC supports the San Juan National Forest and participating counties in reviewing and recommending projects submitted for funding under Title II provisions of the Secure Rural Schools Act. The RAC consists of 15 members representing a wide range of interests:
Citizens interested in applying for RAC membership are encouraged to fill out a RAC Recruit Form and an Advisory Committee or Research and Promotion Background Information form (AD-755). Both documents are available online at https://fsplaces.fs.fed.us/fsfiles/unit/wo/secure_rural_schools.nsf/Web_Documents/9F0710BEAFA405E888256CDE007487A9?OpenDocument.
Completed and signed hard copies of the applications should be submitted no later than Aug. 29 to Ann Bond, RAC Coordinator, San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301. The secretary of agriculture will make appointments based on applications received, striving to appoint a diverse membership. Special attention will be given to those who have demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with others of different viewpoints. RAC members serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for travel expenses.
Additional information on Title II and the Secure Rural Schools Act is also available at the above website. For more information on the application process, please contact Ann Bond at 385-1219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.