Tanana Valley State Forest Citizens’ Advisory Committee Recruitment Alaska Division of Forestry Invites Applications for Four Seats on Citizens’ Advisory Committee

Tanana Valley State Forest Citizens’ Advisory Committee Recruitment Alaska Division of Forestry Invites Applications for Four Seats on Citizens’ Advisory Committee

The Alaska Division of Forestry is seeking applications for four seats on the Tanana Valley State Forest Citizens’ Advisory Committee. The terms for four members will expire on December 31, 2017. Reappointments will be reconsidered for members with expiring terms who express an interest in serving another term on the committee.

This 12-person committee advises the Division on plans and proposals for managing the 1.8 million acre Tanana Valley State Forest and other forested lands managed by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources in the Tanana Valley. The committee is also a forum for gathering public opinion on management of state forests and helps build a regional consensus about forestry. These are unpaid, volunteer positions. Meetings are held about four times each year. More information about the committee may be found at http://www.forestry.alaska.gov/tvsf_committee.htm.

Descriptions of the four seats are provided below.

Forest Industry. This seat represents businesses involved in harvesting or processing timber resources. Environmental Interests. Represents environmental organizations and individuals
with environmental interests.
Native Community. Represents both individual Alaska Natives and Native organizations in the Tanana Basin who use the forest or will be directly impacted by
forest management actions.
Fish & Wildlife Interests. Represents the full range of interests in fish and wildlife, including sport, and commercial users.
If you are interested in one of these positions mail a letter explaining your interests and your qualifications to: Jim Schwarber, Alaska Division of Forestry, 3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks,
AK 99709-4699; fax it to (907) 451-2690; or e-mail to james.schwarber@alaska.gov, so that it
is received no later than 5:00 P.M., Friday, January 5, 2018.

For more information, call the Division of Forestry Office at Fairbanks: (907) 451-2704 or Tok: (907) 883-5134.

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