Resource Advisory Councils (RAC)
The Vale District relies upon the important relationship it has built with its citizen advisory councils to help guide the way into the future for management of public lands. The Vale District Manager rotates responsibility as the Designated Federal Officer for both the John Day-Snake RAC (northern portion of the district) and the Southeast Oregon RAC (southern portion of the district). The DFO responsibilities rotate among Vale, Lakeview, Burns and Prineville District Managers, as well as Forest Supervisors for the John-Day Snake RAC. Currently the Vale District Manager is not serving as the DFO for either Council; however, he is still an active participant.
The Vale District Manager has sole responsibility as DFO for the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Advisory Board. The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Director is also an integral part of that team.
Mission, RAC boundary descriptions, membership, minutes, and other information on each Council or Board can be found by following the links below: