California: Sign up for the Pacific Southwest California Recreation Resource Advisory Committee
The Pacific Southwest California Recreation Resource Advisory Committee advises both the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management about fees charged for recreation on federal lands in the state. Its recommendations do not supersede the agencies’ decision authority, but the panel helps assess public opinion.
Eight vacancies are expected on the 11-member panel in July 2010, including specific positions that represent different areas of both motorized and non-motorized recreation, such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, backpacking and horseback riding. Other seats are reserved for environmental groups, guides, tourism agencies and Indian tribes. Each seat has a three-year term.
The deadline to apply has been extended to Jan. 9. Individuals may apply or be nominated. For information, including a nomination packet, contact Michael Ayers at (916) 978- 4644 or visit the Forest Service Web site.