Forest Service announces intent to establish a Tongass Federal Advisory Committee, seeks candidates to serve
January 15, 2014
The Tongass Federal Advisory Committee is being established as a result of both the five-year review of the Tongass Land Management Plan and a July memorandum from the Secretary of Agriculture, Addressing Sustainable Forestry in Southeast Alaska. The Committee will be expected to provide advice on transitioning to young growth in a manner that supports the existing forest industry in Southeast Alaska. Advice from the Committee may also inform modification of the Tongass Land Management Plan.
The U.S. Forest Service invites persons interested in serving on the Tongass Advisory Committee to submit a nomination by February 27, 2014. Any individual or organization may nominate one or more qualified persons; individuals may also nominate themselves.
Individuals knowledgeable about ecological, social, and economic issues impacting Southeast Alaska are encouraged to apply. Members will be selected to provide balanced and broad representation within the following interests: federally-recognized tribes, Alaska Native organizations and/or Alaska Native corporation representatives; national or regional environmental and/or conservation organizations; timber industry representatives; federal, state and local government representatives; and commercial users, those holding land use permits, or the public at large.
Nominations must contain a completed application packet that includes the nominee’s name, resume, and completed form AD-755 (Advisory Committee Membership Background Information). The form AD-755 may be obtained from the Forest Service contact person or the following website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/R10/Tongass/TAC
If the nominee is representing an organization, please indicate the organization. Send the package via US Postal Service to Nicole McMurren, U.S. Forest Service, P.O. Box 309, Petersburg, AK 99833. Written nominations must be received by February 27, 2014.
Committee members do not receive pay, but they can be reimbursed for travel expenses to meetings.