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USDA Announces Opportunity to Advise on Land Management Planning

On January 5th, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a call for nominations to serve on a newly-formed advisory committee that will guide better management of our national forests and grasslands. The National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule will advise and give recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service.

The committee will provide advice and recommendations on issues such as planning rule directives for implementation, best practices, effective monitoring practices and ongoing collaboration efforts. The 45-day nomination period closes Feb. 21, 2012. A link to a fuller description of the committee and the nomination process is as follows: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/ usdahome?contentid=2012/01/0002.xml&contentidonly=true.