Washington, DC (February 8, 2011)- The Forest Service is seeking nominations to fill five National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) positions. Each new member will serve a 3-year term until December 31, 2013. NUCFAC is an appointed advisory council to the Secretary of Agriculture on urban forestry and related issues.
The 1990 Farm Bill created NUCFAC to bring together the wide variety of voices raised about a common concern: the present health and future preservation of America’s urban forests. NUCFAC was founded to synthesize the full spectrum of views into a consistent vision, as a foundation for practical policy on urban forestry.
For the five new openings, in addition to the specific position descriptions, the Council is also required to maintain its national representation in which an emphasis will be placed on those nominees from geographical areas that have low representation on the Council. At the present time, the western part of United States has low representation including the demographics that this area represents:
1. A member representing an urban forestry, landscape, arid/or design consultants;
2. One of two members representing a national non-profit forestry and/or conservation citizen organization;
3. A member representing State government;
4. A member representing county government;
5. A member representing professional renewable natural resource society or arboriculture society.
Nominations must be received at the Forest Service by March 29, 2011. Self-nominations are accepted. Further instructions and the complete nomination package are available at the link below.
National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council