Forest Service seeking applicants for Advisory Council

Tucson, AZ -The Forest Service is seeking candidates to serve on the Arizona National Scenic Trail Advisory Council.

The Council was established pursuant to the National Trails System Act (NTSA). The purpose of the council will be to provide recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture, through the Chief of the Forest Service, about matters relating to the administration and management of the Arizona National Scenic Trail (Arizona Trail).

The Council will consist of not more than 13 members and provide a balanced and broad representation within each of the following interests: The Regional Forester of the Southwestern Region, Forest Service, or a designee; The State Director of the Arizona State Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), or designee; The Regional Director of the Intermountain Region, National Park Service (NPS), or designee; One representative of the State of Arizona, selected from recommendations by the Governor; Arizona State Parks; County or Municipal Parks & Recreation Departments; American Indian tribal interests; National Scenic Trail and non-motorized trail user organizations; Ranching industry; Conservation organizations; Gateway Communities; and Private landholders.

As Arizona’s only designated national scenic trail, the Arizona Trail is a primitive, long-distance, non-motorized route stretching over 800 miles across the state from Mexico to Utah. It connects deserts, mountains, forests, wilderness, canyons, historic sites and communities, and showcases Arizona’s diverse vegetation, wildlife and scenery.

This will be the first year of the Arizona National Scenic Trail Advisory Council, and council members should commit to serving a full term of two years.

Interested candidates should have a desire to perpetuate and protect the characteristics and values for which the Trail was established while taking into consideration other pubic interests along the trail corridor.

Written nominations must be received within 60 days from the date of the Federal Register publication of notice of intent to establish an advisory council and call for nominations.

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 may be obtained from the Forest Service contact person or from the following website:

http://1.usa.gov/10Mu4lj.

If the nominee is representing an organization please indicate the organization. Please send the package to Laura White, U. S. Forest Service, 300 W. Congress, Tucson, AZ 85701.

Committee members do not receive pay, but they can be reimbursed for travel expenses to meetings.

If you need additional information contact Laura White, Arizona National Scenic Trail Administrator, Forest Service, Southwestern Region at (520)388-8328 or by email at laurawhite@fs.fed.us.

For more information about the Arizona National Scenic Trail, go online to AZtrail.org. The National Trails System Act can be found at nps.gov/nts/legislation.html.

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