Smokey Bear Gasquet

Smokey Bear stands ready in Gasquet. Officials urge forest users to be careful with fire while enjoying the national forest.

The Gasquet Ranger District (RD)/ Smith River National Recreation Area (NRA) announces that the Del Norte County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will be holding a virtual public meetings July 20th from 4:00-8:00 PM PDT via Microsoft Teams app click here to join the meeting download the Teams App prior OR call-in: 1-323-886-7051, passcode 763211748#). Additional meetings may be scheduled on July 21st and 22nd to discuss any remaining agenda topics.

The main purpose of the meeting is to review and recommend existing potential projects eligible for funding and solicit new project proposals.  Additional agenda items to be covered during the meeting include election of committee chairperson, review FACA regulations, update committee governing documents, review past practices and determine a new process for project proposals and provide updates regarding the status of Secure Rural Schools Program and Title II funding.

The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should send a request in writing 7 days before the meeting to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meetings.

Written comments and requests for time to make oral comments must be sent to Jeff Marszal, Del Norte County RAC Designated Federal Official (DFO), Gasquet Ranger District, 10600 Highway 199, Gasquet, CA 95543; by email to or via facsimile to (707) 457-3794.

The committee operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following website:

Please be advised that RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For virtual meeting information and status of the meeting prior to attendance virtually, please contact Jeff Marszal, Del Norte County RAC DFO, by phone at (707) 457-3131 or via email at



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