With the release of the new Forest Planning Rule, the Department of Agriculture formed a Federal Advisory Committee to help guide how the rule is implemented. The way this new rule is applied on the ground will have sweeping impacts on how our National Forests are protected and enjoyed.
We are honored to report that Adam Cramer, Outdoor Alliance Policy Architect, was selected to serve on the Federal Advisory Committee. From more than 220 applicants, Outdoor Alliance was appointed to represent dispersed recreation on the 21-seat committee. The selected members represent a balanced range of public interests in the management of National Forest System lands, as well as a diversity of backgrounds, communities, and geographic locations.
“The new forest planning rule holds great promise, but success depends on how it will be implemented,” says Adam Cramer. “Serving on this advisory committee will enable OA to channel the human powered outdoor recreation world's conservation values and perspectives and help set the stage for thoughtful planning to take care of our mountains, rivers and forests into the future.”
The creation of this committee, and Outdoor Alliance’s appointment, represent a promising commitment to public engagement and a growing acknowledgement of the importance of recreation on public lands. We look forward to working with the Forest Service and the other members of the committee as they tackle the important work of applying the Planning Rule.