The Forest Service and local county representatives are seeking people from communities throughout Colorado, elected officials and special interest group representatives as nominees for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). Application forms must be received at the GMUG Forest's office ideally by Feb. 1.
The GMUG RAC has been in operation for the past six years and has recommended over $1.4 million of resource management projects. The current members are at the limit of their appointments and are unable to continue to serve by regulation. Interested citizens are needed to apply to the RAC to help keep this great work continuing.
Citizens interested in applying for RAC membership are encouraged to retrieve an application form and background check form (AD-755) on-line at www.fs.usda.gov/GMUG. Type in "GMUG RAC" in the search blank or contact Lee Ann Loupe, 874-6717, for additional information and/or application forms.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.