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Deadline to Apply for Tongass Advisory Committee
February 27, 2014
Deadline to apply to the Forest Service to SERVE the TONGAS ADVISORY COMMITTEE to help GUIDE DECISIONS ABOUT HOW or if the TONGASS LAND MANAGEMENT PLAN SHOULD be MODIFIED to meet the direction of the Secretary of Agriculture to rapidly transition away from the existing large-scale old-growth logging program on the Tongass. The Forest Service has been in the process of a 5 year review of the 2008 TLMP. The Forest Service has been in this process of review for a year, and now is forming a new committee to discuss the matter for at least another year. Individuals knowledgeable about ecological, social, and economic issues impacting Southeast Alaska are encouraged to apply. Members will be selected to provide balanced and broad representation within the following interests: federally-recognized tribes, Alaska Native organizations and/or Alaska Native corporation representatives; national or regional environmental and/or conservation organizations; timber industry representatives; federal, state and local government representatives; and commercial users, those holding land use permits, or the public at large.
Nominations must contain a completed application packet that includes the nominee’s name, resume, and completed form AD-755 (Advisory Committee Membership Background Information). The form AD-755 is available at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/R10/Tonga