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Forest advisory members sought

Jun 12, 2016 From wire reports

The Shoshone National Forest is seeking interested individuals to serve on a 15-person resource advisory committee which collaborates with the U.S. Forest Service on projects to benefit National Forest System lands in Fremont and Park counties.

Thirteen additional members are currently being solicited to serve on the Shoshone RAC.

Committee members serve four-year terms and represent diverse interests in public lands including, but not limited to, elected and tribal officials, commercial industry, environmental groups, developed and dispersed recreationists, and school officials.

Shoshone RAC members must be residents of Wyoming. Applications are due by Oct. 31.

The Shoshone National Forest will forward a list of nominations to the Secretary of Agriculture for approval and selection. Organizing the committee may take eight months to a year due to the selection process and background check requirements.

Information on how to apply for these positions is available online at www.fs.usda.gov/main/shoshone/workingtogether/advisorycommittees.

Additional information about the Secure Rural Schools Act, Title II funds, and resource advisory committees is available at fsplaces.fs.fed.us/fsfiles/unit/wo/secure_rural_schools.nsf/RAC/Shoshone+?OpenDocument, or contact Shoshone National Forest Resource Advisory Committee coordinatorOlga Troxelby telephone at 307-527-6921.

As America's first national forest, the Shoshone National Forest has 2.4 million acres of diverse terrain and a mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the forest to meet the needs of present and future generations.

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