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Modoc Resource Advisory Committee members sought

November 26, 2016 GMT

ALTURAS – Applicants are being sought for the Modoc County Resource Advisory Committee, according to a news release from the Modoc National Forest.

Applicants must complete a cover letter, interest form and an FBI background check prior to being considered for the committee. Application and background check forms are available at http://bit.ly/2g4dvw1. Mail the completed documents to Jim Wright, 225 W. Eighth St., Alturas, CA, 96101 or call 530-233-8840 for more information.

RACs were established as a provision of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. By law the four-year term, 15-member committee is composed of a representation of national forest interests organized into distinct categories.

Interests are represented in three categories:

n Five persons who represent organized labor or non-timber forest product harvester groups; represent developed outdoor recreation, off highway vehicle users or commercial recreation activities; represent energy and mineral development interests or commercial or recreational fishing interests; represent the commercial timber industry or hold federal grazing or other land use permits or represent nonindustrial private forest land owners within the area for which the committee is organized.

n Five persons who represent nationally recognized environmental organizations; regionally or locally recognized environmental organizations; dispersed recreational activities; archaeological and historical interests; or nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups, wildlife or hunting organizations or watershed associations.

n Five persons who hold state elected office (or a designee); hold county or local elected office; represent Native American tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the committee is organized; are school officials or teachers; or represent the affected public at large.

Members shall reside within the state in which the committee has jurisdiction and, to the extent practicable, provide local representation in each category. An additional member is also appointed as a replacement should a committee member leave for any reason.