Recreation Advisory Committee members needed for Willamette, Mt. Hood

A snow-dusted mountain rises above an evergreen treeline, with a lake in the foreground.

PORTLAND, OR, – June 26, 2018 – The Willamette and Mt. Hood National Forests are seeking volunteers to serve on the Mt. Hood-Willamette Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). The RAC is accepting applications through Aug. 3, 2018 for new committee members.

A resource advisory team member reviews restoration and recreation fee proposals and make recommendations through a collaborative process. Previous projects have provided local jobs, restored landscapes, enhanced recreation, combated invasive species, and engaged youth.

Resource Advisory Committees are chartered under the Secure Rural Schools & Community Self Determination Act. The RAC consists of 15 members who represent a broad variety of interests.

To be selected, nominees must demonstrate the ability to effectively work in an environment with diverse interests and opinions. The Act encourages the representation of minorities, women and people with disabilities on RACs. Prospective members must reside in one of the counties under jurisdiction of the Hood-Willamette RAC. These include: Wasco, Hood River, Clackamas, Multnomah, Marion, Linn, Lane and Douglas counties.

For more information about the Secure Rural Schools Act visit: www.fs.fed.us/srs. Those interested in learning more about and/or serving on the Mt. Hood-Willamette Resource Advisory Committee should visit https://go.usa.gov/xUqY3 or contact Jennifer Sorensen, RAC Coordinator at jenniferlsorensen@fs.fed.us or call (541) 225-6388.

For more information about the Mt. Hood National Forest, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/mthood.

For more information about the Willamette National Forest, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/willamette.

Applications are due August 3, 2018.


Willamette National Forest & Mt. Hood National Forest staff

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