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USDA - 2583 - Saguache-Upper Rio Grande Resource Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameSaguache-Upper Rio Grande Resource Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2021Committee Number2583
Original Establishment Date6/21/2016Committee StatusMerged
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date10/17/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*District Ranger
Date Of Renewal Charter10/17/2021Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Martha
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Williamson
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*SRS and Community Self-Determination Act as reauthorized in PL 110-343, PL 112-141 and as amended Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 PL. 115-334.Designated Federal Officer Phone*(719) 850-2356
Effective Date Of Authority*10/3/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*719-657-3321
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Merge
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Recommendations to the Forest Service consistent with Division C, Title VI of Public Law 110-343. The Act describes the duties of the committees as follows: to review projects proposed by counties and other interested parties; to recommend projects and funding; to provide early and continuous coordination with Forest Service officials; to provide frequent opportunities for citizens, organizations, tribes, land management agencies and other interested parties to participate openly and meaningfully, beginning in the early stages of project development; to monitor projects approved under the Act; to advise the designated federal official on the progress of monitoring; and to make recommendations for any appropriate changes or adjustments to projects being monitored.
How is membership balanced?*The committee is comprised of 15 members, five in each of three categories prescribed in the Act. Within each category, the Act identifies specific interests members are to represent. Committees are formed in geographic areas to ensure each national forest located within a participating county or counties has access to a resource advisory committee. The Act requires members to be residents of the state or states within which the committee has jurisdiction.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee generally will meet 1-4 times per year as needed to perform its duties, or as often as needed
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The RAC is necessary to improve collaborative relationships among the people that use and care for the National Forests and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksRAC met and recommended projects in FY21.

Agency requested merger in FY21 for the Saguache-Upper Rio Grande Resource Advisory Committee 2583 and Rocky Mountain Resource Advisory Committee – 84582 merged to form Greater Rocky Mountain Resource Advisory Committee.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations*84Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe RAC met on 2/23/21. 28 projects were recommended. Not all projects will be implemented this year.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*52.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe majority of projects recommended in 2019 have been completed. 11 of the 28 projects recommended in 2021 have been completed. The remainder of projects recommended in both years are planned to be implemented by the end of FY22.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*48.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentJob codes have been created for all projects. Some projects have not yet completed the agreements/contracts process. It is anticipated that those processes will be done in 2021 and implementation work will be completed in 2022.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback Comment*All 2019 and 2020 recommendations were approved by the DFO/Forest Supervisor by way of a signed letter provided to all RAC members. Project proponents have reported they are into the process and have plans to complete the projects by the end of the 2022 field season.Narrative Description*By recommending projects that maintain and improve the health of national forest ecosystems and improve cooperative relationships among the people who use and care for the national forests, the Secure Rural Schools resource advisory committees support the Forest Service mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The committees specifically support Forest Service strategic goals to 1. Restore, sustain, and enhance the national forests; and 2. Provide and sustain benefits to the American people
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$2,984.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$1,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$500.00
Total Costs$2,984.00Est. Total Next FY*$1,500.00
Date Cost Last Modified11/19/2021 3:23 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.01
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.01Est Cost RemarksMerger request for FY22. May not need.
Cost RemarksCost associated with meeting, planning merge, reports and ACR.  
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Interest Areas

Earth Sciences
Conservation and Preservation
Land Management and Use


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-038392Saguache-Upper Rio Grande Resource Advisory Committee2020
 COM-036162Saguache-Upper Rio Grande Resource Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033482Saguache-Upper Rio Grande Resource Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001840Saguache-Upper Rio Grande Resource Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002491Saguache-Upper Rio Grande Resource Advisory Committee2016