Oregon/Washington Resource Advisory Councils

Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) are citizen-based groups that provide advice on the management of public lands and resources. Each RAC consists of 12 to 15 members from diverse interests in local communities, including ranchers, environmental groups, tribes, state and local government officials, academics, and other public land users.

RACs typically meet two to four times per year. Members are selected for their ability to provide informed, objective advice on a broad array of public lands issues and their commitment to collaboration in seeking solutions to those issues.

Members are appointed to three-year terms and may be reappointed to consecutive terms. Council members must be residents of Oregon or Washington, depending on the RAC. Members serve without salary but are reimbursed travel expenses.

For questions related to specific advisory councils and their activities, please contact the appropriate RAC coordinator listed below.

Local Councils and Committees

Oregon RAC map
             OR/WA RAC Boundary Map

Visit the webpages for district advisory councils and temporary committees through the links below.

Western Oregon RAC

Western Oregon RAC

Eastern Oregon RACs

John Day Snake RAC

Southeast Oregon RAC

Steens Mountain Advisory Council

Washington RACs

Eastern Washington RAC

  • RAC Coordinator: VACANT

San Juan Islands MAC