Garfield County, Forest Service seeking Resource Advisory Committee nominations |

Garfield County, Forest Service seeking Resource Advisory Committee nominations

RIFLE, Colorado – The Forest Service and Garfield County Representatives are seeking people from communities throughout Colorado, elected officials and special interest group representatives as nominees for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison Resource Advisory Committee (RAC).

The advisory committee represents a wide range of interests and supports the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison Counties and Forest Service in reviewing and evaluating projects that are submitted under the Secure Rural Schools Act.

The committee recommends to the Forest Service which projects to fund, in coordination with county officials. Participating counties in the advisory committee are Garfield, Delta, Montrose, Mesa and Gunnison.

A four-year term of service begins upon appointment by the Secretary of Agriculture. Committee members serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for travel expenses. Members must be Colorado residents and meetings are held at least once, and up to four times during the year.

Each advisory committee consists of 15 members split equally between three categories.

Interested citizens can get an application form and background check form on-line at, or by contacting Lee Ann Loupe, RAC Coordinator, 2250 Highway 50, Delta, CO 81416.

For more information, contact Lee Ann Loupe at 970-874-6717, or by e-mail at

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