Story last updated at 3/12/2014 - 2:26 pm
The U.S. Forest Service has extended the application deadline for membership on its Tongass Advisory Committee for a second time, to Friday, March 14.
The 15-member volunteer panel will meet roughly once per month in the coming year to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service on developing a sustainable forest management strategy for the Tongass National Forest, with an emphasis on supporting a transition to young-growth management.
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 may be obtained from the Web at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/R10/Tongass/TAC. For details, contact Nicole McMurren, Tongass National Forest, at 772-5875.