El Yunque seeks 15 candidates to form a Resource Advisory Committee

He Federal Forest Service began searching for 15 local representatives from different sectors to form a Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) for the Safe Rural Schools (SRS) program, which will provide consulting and recommendations to the El Yunque National Forest on the allocation of funds, proposals and potential projects aligned with the Forest Management Plan.

The RAC will also advise on the development of a strategy that ensures that El Yunque can sustainably finance its operations and maintain recreational infrastructure, explained the forestry supervisor, Keenan Adams.

“This advisory committee represents the next step in our journey, ensuring that local voices play a significant role in our management strategies”Adams said in a press release, adding that, in the coming years, “we anticipate having revitalized nearly all of our key recreational infrastructure impacted by the hurricanes.” Maria and Fiona”, a task in which the RAC will be key.

He added that, in order to provide balance and diversity to the group, members must represent a variety of origins and interests, among which he mentioned the industrial, ecological and recreational sectors, the community and elected officials.