US Forest Service Seeks Mountain Bikers and Road Cyclists for Resource Committee for Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests

Mountain Biking in Alta in the Wasatch Cache National Forest. Photo by Dave Iltis
Mountain Biking in Alta in the Wasatch Cache National Forest. Photo by Dave Iltis

July 22, 2015 – Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests are seeking individuals to represent a variety of interests on their Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) (http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/uwcnf/workingtogether/advisorycommittees ). The RAC is authorized through the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Act as a mechanism for local community collaboration with federal land managers in recommending projects that would benefit forest lands. SRS allocations are based and funded by national forest receipts. The funding each year is usually $200,000 to $300,000, however, due to congressional delays in reauthorizing the bill, the 2015 funding is $184,000.

Fifteen vacant and three alternate positions are available in the following categories:

1. Category A –Developed outdoor recreation, mountain biking, road cycling, and trails, Off-Highway Vehicle Users or Commercial Recreation Activities; Land-use Permit Holder, Alternate

2. Category B –Archaeology and History; Wildlife or Hunting Organizations or Watershed Associations; Dispersed Recreation Activities, Alternate

3. Category C: State-elected official; County elected official; Tribal representative; School officials or teachers; Alternate

 

Positions are voluntary and committee members commit to attending two meetings annually. Meetings are held in the Salt Lake City area and in the field to monitor projects. One meeting is to recommend projects to fund. The committee’s recommendations are then sent to the Forest Supervisor for final approval. The second meeting is a site visit to check on how projects are being implemented. Meetings are held in Salt Lake City, and in the site visit in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

Applications will be accepted no later than August 29, 2015. Applications must have original signature. Email or scanned applications will not be accepted. Interested individuals should submit both a signed application and category membership form to:

 

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache-National Forest

Attn: Ms. Loyal Clark,

857 West South Jordan Parkway

South Jordan, UT. 84095

 

For additional information about this program and to obtain an application, please visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/uwcnf

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