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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameDeschutes Provincial Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2017Committee Number7248
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date5/27/2017Committee URLhttps://www.fs.usda.gov/main/deschutes/workingt...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*29
Current Charter Date5/27/2015Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Forest Supervisor, Deschutes National Forest
Date Of Renewal Charter5/27/2017Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*John
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameP.
Specific Termination AuthorityDepartmental Regulation 1043-37Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Allen
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Departmental Regulation 1043-37Designated Federal Officer Phone*(541) 383-5512
Effective Date Of Authority*9/12/1996Designated Federal Officer Fax*(541) 383-5531
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*jpallen@fs.fed.us
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Provincial Advisory Committee was formed to advise seven federal agencies concerning implementation decisions and details pertaining to the Northwest Forest Plan (applicable to federal forests in Western Washington, Oregon and Northern California). The PACs identify concerns, which in turn are used to recommend budgeting priorities for available federal funds on key elements of the plan such as watershed restoration, watershed analysis, and subsequent project planning efforts. Advice is tailored to site specific areas in the plan area. Intergovernmental and public relationships improve significantly as a result of these advisory committee meetings.
How is membership balanced?*The current charter lists interests that need to be represented on each of the two provincial advisory committees as follows:1 rep. from the Environment Protection Agency; 1 rep. from the USDA Forest Service; 1 rep. from the Bureau of Land Management; 1 rep. from the National Park Service; 1 rep. from the Bureau of Indian Affairs; 1 rep. from State government; 1 rep. from each county where province is located (maximum of 3); up to 3 reps. from Tribal government; 2 reps. from environmental interests; 2 reps. from the forest products industry; reps. from the recreation and tourism industry; 3 to 5 reps from fish, wildlife, or forestry conservation organization such as the Bureau of Reclamation, National Biological Survey, Forest Service Research, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Geological Survey, Bonneville Power Administration, Department of Defense, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Meetings are expected to be four to five per year, including field trips. The committee has met three times in 2017. Meetings and field trips provide members the opportunity to review forest management issues first hand such as implementation matters advising discuss the forest situation first hand. Meeting agendas, field trip locations, and presentations will focus on the priority issues in the Deschutes Province so that the committee will have the ability to provide advice on those issues such as sustainable recreation and Forest Plan revision. Presentations at meetings have included forest plan revision process, and scientific partnership with collaborative involved in restoration planning.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The complex nature of natural resource management in the Pacific Northwest and the subsequent Pacfic Northwest Forest Plan developed to guide the management of the region's natural resources require close cooperation among the many agencies having a management responsibility in the area and a forum where the public's views may be heard. The PACs provide an opportunity for Federal managers and the public to discuss the issues they identify and to offer advice and recommendations to decision makers on how to address those issues. Common effort and working together through the committee structure give rise to a synergy that brings better management of the provinces set up in the plan.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe Deschutes PAC has spent time in 2017 working to advance thinking in the areas of forest restoration and sustainable recreation. Presentations from agency specialists have brought the issues into focus. In 2017 the committee had planned to continue to tackle issues and provide advice and recommendations to the agency but the charter expired so the summer field trip had to be cancelled, work has stalled, and it will be difficult to re-engage membership. January 20, 2017 meeting was cancelled.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

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 MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Committee has reviewed their Charter and determined a focus for FY 2017 program to include continuing work on sustainable recreation and balancing forest access with wildlife habitat..Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentCost savings associated with projects that are approved instead of appealed and litigated are hard to quantify. The PAC has improved the community collaboration and support of a number of basin-wide projects that have not been appealed or litigated. For example, PAC support of the Deschutes and Ochoco Travel Management Project may have helped result in the low number of appeals and no litigation.Grants Review CommentNo grants reviewed.
Number Of Recommendations*10Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentOver the life of the committee, the PAC has made recommendations on the success of the implementation monitoring of the NWFP; recommended changes to the Standards and Guidelines as a result of the monitoring efforts; comments and recommendations on the Interior Columbia Basin DEIS; 3-5 project-specific recommendations; recommendations on strategic approaches to implementing the Travel Management Rule; recommendations on adopting a set of Principles of Restoration that serve as a basis for resolving community conflicts related to management and restoration of forest ecosystems. No new recommendations in FY2017.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*98.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAll recommendations within the Deschutes National Forest and the Prineville BLM have been implemented. Recommendations regarding changes to the NWFP were not. Recommendations on the Standards and Guideline for Livestock Management were implemented; the FEIS for the Interior Columbia Basin Project reflected the recommendations made by the PAC.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*2.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentSince 1994, many projects have not been fully implemented due to budget constraints and declines in the workforce of the Forest Service,Bureau of Land Management and other regulatory and participating agencies that are mentioned in the Record of Decision.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentEach of the Provincial Advisory Committees (PAC) have networked the accomplishments of their PAC via website, newspaper, radio, community review boards, and by simply sharing with other agencies and community groups during public established meetings. Some PACs have subcommittees that accompany the great work the PACs have accomplished. Furthermore, each of the PACs outreach to underserved groups to serve on the committee in order to better reflect the communities in which they serve.
Agency Feedback CommentWe demonstrate in written documentation how the committee's recommendations have been implemented.Narrative Description*The Provincial Advisory Committee was formed to advise seven federal agencies concerning implementation decisions and details pertaining to the Northwest Forest Plan (applicable to federal forests in Western Washington, Oregon and Northern California). The PACs identify concerns, which in turn are used to recommend budgeting priorities for available federal funds on key elements of the plan such as watershed restoration, watershed analysis, and subsequent project planning efforts. Advice is tailored to site specific areas in the plan area. Intergovernmental and public relationships improve significantly as a result of these advisory committee meetings.Since 1994, the Provincial Advisory Committees and Provincial Interagency Executive Committees have met for the purpose of facilitating the successful implementation of the Northwest Forest Plan. There are 4 Provincial Advisory Committees in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California. The Deschutes PAC has also served as a Resource Advisory Committee for the BLM during the development of the Standards for Grazing.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$3,595.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$8,740.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
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$1,070.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$13,405.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.15Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-002454Deschutes Provincial Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003312Deschutes Provincial Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005179Deschutes Provincial Advisory Committee2014
 COM-006045Deschutes Provincial Advisory Committee2013
 COM-006395Deschutes Provincial Advisory Committee2012
 COM-008519Deschutes Provincial Advisory Committee2011
 COM-008560Deschutes Provincial Advisory Committee2010