BTNF seeks community members for its Resource Advisory Committee

(Kemmerer, Wyo.) – The Bridger-Teton National Forest is seeking candidates to fill vacancies on the Bridger-Teton Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Public Law 112-141) for Lincoln County, Wyoming.. The committee is chartered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and consists of 15 members representing a wide array of interests. The committee has five vacancies for members to represent the following interests: - Organized labor - Developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle users, or commercial recreation - Energy and mineral development - Commercial timber industry - Federal grazing permit holders or land use permit holders within the RAC area - Nationally, regionally, or locally recognized environmental organizations - Dispersed recreational activities - Archaeological and historical interests - Nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups, wildlife or hunting organizations, or watershed associations - State, county or local elected officials or their designee - Represent American Indian tribes within or adjacent to the Bridger-Teton National Forest - School officials or teachers - Represent the affected public at large Committee members review and make recommendations concerning projects proposals on or benefiting the national forest to be funded under Title II of the Act. In 2014, the committee expects to make recommendations concerning projects in Lincoln County, Wyoming. Individuals may nominate themselves or others, but the nominees must live within the State of Wyoming. The application form and additional information can be obtained from Adriene Holcomb, Kemmerer District Ranger,