USFS proposes to merge South Tongass RACs


October 14, 2021

Chris Basinger / Petersburg Pilot

A United States Forest Service plaque stands at the beginning of the Raven's Roost trail.

The United States Forest Service is proposing to combine three Resource Advisory Committees in the South Tongass region according to Alaska Region Secure Rural Schools Coordinator Kevin Hood.

The Wrangell-Petersburg, Prince of Wales, and Ketchikan committees face problems with lack of quorums at meetings, preventing business such as approving recommendations for the allocation of federal Secure Rural Schools funding. The merger would see the three RACs be consolidated to form a new South Tongass RAC and allow quorums to be met more easily.

According to Hood, the RACs face problems in both r...

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