FACA Committee Purpose & Justification The information in this plan was imported from the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) database and transformed into StratML Part 1, Strategic Plan, format. Fiscal Year:2011 Committee Type: Non Scientific Program Advisory Board Boise District Resource Advisory Council DOI fab70aff-2cad-433e-be1c-97fe89dba3a3 [2055]: http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/res/resource_advisory/boise.html Department of the Interior [15]: http://www.doi.gov Sponsoring Agency Beneficiary Ms. Donna M. Bennett Farmer, Rancher & Chair., Owyhee Sage Grouse Local Working Group Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Richard M Freund Owyhee County Commissioner Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Gene M. Gray Wildlife Technician, Idaho Department of Fish & Gams, Idaho West-Central Sage-Grouse Local Working Group Member Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Gilbert L. Green Real Estate Specialist for Idaho Power Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Nate Helm Executive Director/Consultant, Sportsman for Fish and Wildlife (retired) Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Ted Hoffman DMV Veterinarian and Rancher Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Ted Howard Official, Shoshone-Paiute Tribe, Duck Valley Indian Reservation Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. James R Just Manager, Comprehensive Planning, Research and Review, ID Dept. of Parks and Recreation Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Brian McDevitt Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands Board Member, Manager, Telecommunications and Network Services, Boise State University Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Richard Raymondi Bureau Chief, Idaho Dept. of Water Resources Committee Member Representative Performer Ms. Brenda Richards Rancher and elected County Treasurer Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Ralph K. Richardson Retired- long-time volunteer for BLM's WH&B Program Committee Member Representative Performer Dr. Neil Rimbey Ph.D. Professor, Range Economist, Univ. of Idaho Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. John M. Robison Public Lands Director, Idaho Conservation League Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Grant Simonds Exec. Dir., Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association Committee Member Representative Performer Not Available 6a2c00da-2b17-4cf7-b75d-7bae8f650846 The Boise District RAC has actively provided input to BLM regarding natural resource issues. Throughout FY2011, the Boise District RAC provided input and recommendations to the BLM on the Draft Management Alternatives for the Four Rivers Field Office (FRFO) Resource Management Plan (RMP), during the three full RAC meetings and at several RMP Subgroup meetings. Recommendations on how criteria should be developed for route designation across Owyhee County Several discussions have been held on travel management plans in the Owyhee Field Office were conveyed during the July 2011, meeting. Ten specific recommendations, and several action items were forwarded to BLM following the RAC-sponsored Symposium in Boise on February 1-2, 2011, "How Can Collaborative Resource Management Break the Fire Cycle...". The RAC participated in the first field trip of the newly created subgroup resulting from the Symposium. Another field trip attended including showing the success rates of re-vegetation efforts with various plant species, in June 2011. The Field Trip was to the eastern portion of the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. RAC Members participated in the Owyhee and West Central Sage-Grouse Local Working Group's bi-monthly meetings. The RAC's new recreation subcommittee (joint-with the Twin Falls District RAC) did not meet during FY2010. Neither the Payette and Sawtooth National Forests, and recreation areas, nor BLM had any proposed fee changes in FY2010. At the March 2, 2011 meeting, the Payette River System Working Group presented its annual report and recommendations to the full RAC. The recommendations addressed improvements to amenities funded by recreation fees collected on the River System. They were approved and forwarded to BLM and the Payette National Forest Supervisor. The RAC also continued to urge BLM to recruit volunteers to assist with monitoring in the Districts three Field Offices, and the five new wilderness areas created by passage of the Omnibus Public Lands Act of 2009. The new wilderness areas total over 500,000 areas. Several recommendations presented at the September 2011, meeting continue to be discussed and revised addressing additional changes to the FRFO RMP, permittees travel restrictions within the newly created wilderness areas, and development of fuel and fire management tools, including fuel breaks within the Symposium Pilot Project area east of Boise. 5eba581b-8666-4860-a294-01622ba374c4 Recommandations Not Available 9a1528c6-dc8a-455c-b946-8e99bbdea066 Make, Accept, Implement 33f9c31f-7e3d-4123-b917-cc23621ab8b8 b718fb14-feed-4b34-8d36-9d21ecc6a272 Recommendations Made Number Boise District Resource Advisory Council Department of the Interior Unspecified n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 The Boise RAC provided 50 recommendations in FY 2011. There were several that were received during each of the quarterly meetings that were not conveyed formally, during discussions with decision makers, as well as formal recommendations. At the first meeting on 02-03-2011, ten recommendations and 13 Action Items, resulting from the February 1-2 Symposium, were forwarded to BLM, addressing the area for a pilot project east of Boise. They include: development of fuel breaks; use of the full suite of fuel reduction tools including targeted grazing; after fuel breaks are established, begin to restore the sagebrush community; establish the project as a showcase for fuels reductions and vegetation manipulation techniques for use throughout the District, Idaho and the Great Basin; undertake an educational campaign to garner public support for the project; begin monitoring and adaptive management protocols to determine and document the effectiveness of the efforts, and to safeguard other resource values such as LEPA habitat and wildlife winter range; other areas within the Four Rivers Field Office should be authorized for development of fuel/fire management projects; and the RAC sees the ongoing decline in resource values as requiring urgent response, seeking on-the-ground changes within two years. At the March 2011 meeting, a series of recommendations from the Payette River System Working Group were endorsed by the full The Boise RAC provided 50 recommendations in FY 2011. There were several that were received during each of the quarterly meetings that were not conveyed formally, but during informal discussions with BLM decision makers. At the February meeting, ten recommendations and 13 action items were suggested by the RAC. One recommendation was a result if the Fire Symposium. This suggestion related to the area for a pilot project east of Boise. The other recommendations include: development of fuel breaks; use of the full suite of fuel reduction tools including targeted grazing; the establishment of after fuel breaks to begin to restore the sagebrush community; the establishment of a project as a showcase for fuels reductions and vegetation manipulation techniques for use throughout the District, Idaho, and the Great Basin, which includes the pursuit of an educational campaign to garner public support for the project; the institution of monitoring and adaptive management protocols to determine and document the effectiveness of efforts to safeguard other resource values such as Lepa habitat and wildlife winter range. Other recommendations include authorizing other areas within the BLM’s Four Rivers Field Office to develop fuel/fire management projects and raising the urgency of the ongoing decline in resource values. The RAC is seeking on-the-ground changes within two years. At the March meeting, a series of recommendations from the Payette River System Working Group were endorsed by the full RAC and forwarded to the BLM and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) on how annual proceeds are spent from fee collection by the USFS for improvements to amenities along the river system. 122 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 1b671cf6-81f7-4af6-94af-a97e074d0407 Recommendations Fully Accepted Percentage Boise District Resource Advisory Council Department of the Interior For a variety of its own reasons not applicable to the Committee, the agency may implement all/most of the recommendations, but few times recommendations are not implemented. n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 The following is a list of recommendations made by the Boise District RAC and fully implemented by the BLM: several recommended comments to the Four Rivers Field Office Resource Management Plan documents; recommendations on funding amenities on the Payette River System; the creation of a new subgroup following the Fire Symposium to provide ongoing recommendations during development of the environmental assessment for fuel breaks and utilization of other fire management tools. 56 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 b49de31c-b103-44bf-bc28-186b9ca0b250 Recommendations Partially Accepted Percentage Boise District Resource Advisory Council Department of the Interior There are sometimes a few proposals which were not funded in their entirety, those few being scaled back from their original level of requested funding (allowable under the program). n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 At the March meeting, the RAC members provided suggestions for changes to the draft language of the Proposed Interim Grazing-Related Wilderness Access Guidelines under development for newly designated wilderness areas with existing grazing permits in the Owyhee and Bruneau Field Offices. The RAC recommended BLM coordinate with the Owyhee Initiative Board on what is practicable regarding this document and the guidance forthcoming. At the last September meeting, the RAC agreed to move forward with several actions to provide BLM with input from all four RAC's in the state on increasing collaborative management to reduce the current fire cycle on public land. 44 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 2013-07-09 http://explore.data.gov/resource/datasets/c5i3-bb9j Gannon (J.) Dick gannon_dick@yahoo.com Submit error.