Applicants sought for Recreation Resource Advisory Committee

The Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region and Colorado Bureau of Land Management Colorado (BLM) are seeking nominations to fill four positions on the Colorado Recreation Resource Advisory Council (Recreation RAC).  The Council provides the agencies with recommendations on recreation fee matters for Forest Service and BLM lands in Colorado.

Positions expiring are 1) Non-motorized winter recreation; 2) Hunting and Fishing; 3) Motorized Outfitter/Guides; and, 4) local governments.  Current members in these positions are eligible to re-apply.  

The creation of the Recreation RAC is a requirement of the 2004 Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), which helps the agencies deliver high-quality recreation services and facilities for public land visitors.

“Many recreation opportunities on our forests are free of charge,” said Regional Forester Rick Cables.  “Modest fees, however, are charged for sites where amenities are provided to enhance the quality of the recreation experience.”    

Additional information about recreation fees and REA is available at: www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/about-rec-fees.shtml.  

Persons interested in serving on the Recreation RAC may review the application criteria and obtain a nomination packet at: www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/rrac-application.shtml or by contacting Pamela Devore at 303-275-5043 or pdevore@fs.fed.us.  Letters of recommendation are welcome, but not required.  Submit packet to Pamela Devore, U.S. Forest Service, Recreation Fee Manager, 740 Simms Street, Golden, CO 80401.  Nominations for the positions will be accepted through May 15, 2009.