Resource Advisory Committee Seeks New Projects to Fund
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: November 7, 2020

Hamilton, Montana – The Ravalli County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is now accepting new project proposals from the public.  The application deadline is December 31st, 2020 and the committee may award up to $400,000 in funding.

Projects must benefit National Forest System lands and ecosystems in Ravalli County.  Projects must meet established criteria and improve federal lands in the following areas: roads and trails, infrastructure maintenance, soil and forest ecosystem health, watershed restoration, maintenance and improvement of wildlife and fish habitat, control of noxious weeds, and re-establishment of native species.

At least 50% of all project funds are dedicated to restoring streams and watersheds; or road maintenance, decommissioning or removal.  Projects may be on private land, but must show a direct benefit to National Forest System lands.

Project application forms are available online at https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd680169.pdf

To submit a project proposal, send an application to joni.lubke@usda.gov by December 31, 2020.  For more information contact Eric Winthers, Darby/Sula District Ranger at 406-821-4244 or Joni Lubke, RAC Committee Coordinator at 406-363-7100.

For more information about the Secure Rural School (SRS) Act visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/pts/home

Since 2001, RAC has approved more than $2 million in funding for projects that benefit National Forest System lands in Ravalli County.

Stay in touch with us through www.fs.usda.gov/bitterroot and www.facebook.com/DiscoverBitterrootNF.