April 06, 2009
"We were hoping for enough response to our initial announcement to fill our memberships," said Ray Massey from the Alaska Region's public affairs office. "The original March 31 deadline obviously didn't give Alaskans enough time to learn about the RACs and make an application. We'd like the public to learn more about the RAC duties and responsibilities outlined on the national website, and then apply to their local Forest Service district ranger for a position."
Any Alaskan may apply for membership on any of the nine committees. RACs will be functioning in Yakutat, Petersburg/Wrangell, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Sitka, Juneau, Icy Straits/Lynn Canal, Prince William Sound, and Kenai Peninsula/Anchorage.
Massey said the application period would stay open until all of the RACs fill their membership rolls.
The website outlining membership duties is http://www.fs.fed.us/srs/racs.shtml. The public may obtain applications at http://www.ocio.usda.gov/forms/doc/AD-755.doc or from their local Forest Service district ranger. http://www.ocio.usda.gov/forms/doc/AD-755.doc
Additional information may be obtained from Chugach National Forest RAC Coordinator Heather Gott at (907) 743-9505 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tongass National Forest RAC Coordinator Phil Sammon at (907) 228-6201 email@example.com or Julie Speegle at 9907) 789-6246 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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