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Recreation Resource Advisory Committee - Application Materials

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Would you like to serve on or nominate someone for a Recreation RAC?

Nominations for membership to Recreation RACs will be accepted on a periodic basis. If you are interested in serving on a Forest Service Recreation RAC, please contact the Recreation RAC Coordinator for the area in which you are interested to learn when and what positions are currently vacant.

Some resource advisory committees managed by the Bureau of Land Management also serve as Recreation RACs. A list of all advisory committees serving as Recreation RACs, and links to each web page, is available on our organization page.

Recreation RAC Coordinators:

  • Pacific Northwest Regional Office:
    Shandra Terry, Regional Public Involvement Coordinator, Public Affairs
    333 SW 1st Avenue, Portland, OR 97208, (503) 808-2242

  • Pacific Southwest Regional Office:
    VACANT, Recreation RAC Coordinator
    1323 Club Drive, Vallejo, CA 94592

  • Rocky Mountain Regional Office:
    Pam DeVore, Recreation RAC Coordinator, Recreation, Heritage, and Wilderness
    740 Simms Street, Golden, CO 80401, (303) 275-5043

  • Eastern Regional Office:
    VACANT, Recreation RAC Coordinator
    626 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Southern Regional Office:
    Caroline Mitchell, Planning and Recreation, Forest Service
    100 Reserve Street, Hot Springs, AR 71901, (501) 321-5318



1. Identify which Recreation RAC you are considering.


2. Read the questions and answers and the roles and responsibilities (149 KB PDF) to determine if you or your nominee is willing to commit to the Recreation RAC.


3. Write a narrative statement on each Nominee Evaluation Criteria. In addition, please check with the Recreation RAC coordinator in the state or region for which you are applying for any additional criteria they may have.

Nominee Evaluation Criteria

Please use narrative statements to show how your background and experience meets each of the following criteria:

1. Identify what interest group you represent and how you are qualified to represent that group.

2. State why you want to serve on the committee and what you can contribute.

3. Show your past experience in working successfully as part of a collaborative group.


4. Complete the Background Information Form (AD-755)

This form is required for selection to advisory councils and will be used to conduct a background clearance.

Two versions are included:

  • Word processing version. This document in rich text format (.rtf). Using this version will allow you to fill it out using your word processing program.
  • Adobe Acrobat version. This is a .pdf. This fillable form requires Acrobat Reader to use.

Instructions for the AD-755

A) Please fill out all information in items #1-6, including Social Security Number and date of birth.

B) Item #7 is voluntary and optional.

C) Please fill out items #8

D) Please fill out items #11, 12, 13, 15-18 as applicable.

E) Please fill out item #14. Even though we have a separate "evaluation criteria" that asks this question, it must also be answered on this form. Thank you.

F) Please put NA (not applicable) in items #10, 10a, & 19.

G) Be sure to sign and date the form.


5. Letters of recommendation will be accepted, but are not required.


6. Turn all of your information in to the Recreation RAC coordinator (listed above) for the State or Region for which you are applying.


7. Selections will be made upon review of the application packets, approval by the Secretary of Agriculture or designee and completion of background clearances.

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Last modified September 30, 2015

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