National Advisory Committee

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The U.S. Forest Service is forming a national committee to help with the initial phase of a new planning rule.

The Forest Service officially calls this group the National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule.

Who will serve on the committee?

The national advisory committee will have 21 members who will be as diverse as our forests. Committee members will represent different communities, interests and expertise from across the country, such as:

  • Scientists
  • Conservationists
  • Hunters and anglers
  • Recreationists
  • American Indian Tribes
  • Timber
  • Grazing
  • Energy
  • Public Officials
  • Youth

When will the committee start?

The Department of Agriculture will select committee members in spring 2012.

What will the committee do?

The selected members will provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service and Department of Agriculture on issues such as:

  • Directives related to rule implementation
  • Best practices related to a variety of planning topics, including monitoring and collaboration

The national advisory committee will have 21 members, who will be as diverse as our forests.