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USDA - 16565 - Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board - Authorized by Law


Committee NameBlack Hills National Forest Advisory BoardAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number16565
Original Establishment Date1/13/2003Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*16
Current Charter Date12/3/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Forest Supervisor, Black Hills National Forest
Date Of Renewal Charter12/3/2020Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jeff
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Tomac
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*16 U.s.C. sec. 1600 et. seq, 16 U.S.C. sec. 1612 and P. Law 108-447Designated Federal Officer Phone*(605) 673-9201
Effective Date Of Authority*1/13/2003Designated Federal Officer Fax*(605) 673-9208
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The purpose of the Board is to provide advice and recommendations on a broad range of forest issues such as forest plan revisions or amendments, travel management, forest monitoring and evaluation, and site-specific projects having forest-wide implications. The Board will also serve to meet the needs of the Recreation Enhancement Act of 2005 as a recreation advisory board. The Board shall provide timely advice and recommendations to the Secretary through the Forest Supervisor regarding programmatic forest issues and project-level issues that have forest-wide implications for the Black Hills National Forest.
How is membership balanced?*The membership is representative of the Black Hills communityinterests. The categories are: economic development interest;outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle users, or commercial recreation;nationally recognized environmental organizations; regionally or locallyrecognized environmental organizations; dispersed recreational activities;archaeological and historical interests; nationally or regionallyrecognized sportsmen's groups; South Dakota-elected official;Wyoming-elected official;county- or local-elected official in SouthDakota or Wyoming;tribal government-elected or -appointed official;State natural resource agency official from South Dakota or Wyoming.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Board will meet approximately nine times per year and will attend one summer field tour. A majority of the Board members must be present to constitute an official meeting. The Board or sub-committee shall not hold any meetings except at the call of, or with the advance approval of, the Designated Federal Officer. Attendance may be in-person, by telephone, or by other electronic means.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*For years, the demands made on the Black Hills National Forest haveresulted in conflicts among interest groups resulting in both forest-wideand site-specific programs being delayed due to appeals andlitigation. The Board provides a forum to resolve these issues to allowfor the Black Hills National Forest to move forward in its management activities.The Board is believed to be one of the few groups with broad enough scope to address all of the issues and include all of the jurisdictional boundaries.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board had nine meetings and made three recommendations in FY 2020.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
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 CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThis Board has taken on the toughest issues and areas the Forest deals with, and has found creative and effective ways to help and advise the Forest on issues across the Forest Service, including but not limited to the Chiefs Travel Management Rule, Recreation Enhancement Act, Recreation Facility Master Plan, and Biomass & Renewable Energy.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThis Board is making it possible for us to be far more effective planners and implementors which will contribute significantly to our cost effectiveness over the next five years.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*78Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentFY2003: 1 recommendation. FY2004: 1 recommendation. FY2005: 2 recommendations. FY2006: 6 recommendations. FY2007: 6 recommendations. FY2008: 2 recommendations. FY2009: 7 recommendations. FY2010: 7 recommendations. FY2011: 5 recommendations. FY2012: 8 recommendations. FY2013: 7 recommendations. FY2014: 7 recommendations. FY2015: 4 recommendations. FY2016: 5 recommendations. FY2017: 4 recommendations. FY2018: 2 recommendations. FY2019: 1 recommendation. FY2020: 3Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAll recommendations have been completed.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNot applicable.
Agency Feedback Comment*The full Board met 8 times during the year with a field trip in August to review the work on the ground and witness topics discussed at meetings first hand. Each meeting was very productive and includes feedback on the Board's recommendations, how they were handled, how they were incorporated, and the effect of their recommendations. Due to COVID-19, meetings in April, June and September were held virtually. There was no meeting in May due to administrative delays in processing the Notice of Meeting in the Federal Register.Narrative Description*The Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board (the Board) was specifically chartered to advise the Secretary of Agriculture through the Forest Supervisor on management intentions and plans to carry out the Forest Service's mission on the Black Hills National Forest to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The Board helps the Forest Supervisor understand community sentiment, gives viewpoints representing a wide range of community expertise, and provides specific recommendations concerning activities to effect positive management outcomes on issues like forest health, recreation, insects and noxious weeds, travel management, conversion of open space to other uses, and fuel reduction. Since either intent or law and regulation requiring and encouraging public participation guide most of our key program areas, the Board provides an important first look at public reaction to Agency plans and processes.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff*$19,755.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$21,000.00
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$125.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$125.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs$1,431.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$1,431.00
Total Costs$21,311.00Est. Total Next FY*$22,556.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.21Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.21
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Plant Biology
Fish and Wildlife
Mining and Minerals
Natural Resources
Earth Sciences
Environmental Issues
Tribal Government
Conservation and Preservation
Grazing Areas
Land Management and Use


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036096Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board2019
 COM-033417Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board2018
 COM-001824Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board2017
 COM-002482Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board2016
 COM-004266Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board2015
 COM-005171Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board2014
 COM-005462Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board2013
 COM-007324Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board2012
 COM-007555Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board2011
 COM-008890Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board2010
 COM-009662Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board2009
 COM-010855Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board2008
 COM-012356Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board2007
 COM-012694Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board2006
 COM-013405Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board2005
 COM-014466Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board2004
 COM-015330Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board2003