LINCOLN RESOURCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE SEEK PROJECT PROPOSALS FROM PUBLIC
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: September 11, 2021

LIBBY, Mont. September 9, 2021 – The Lincoln Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is seeking proposals for projects that would enhance forest ecosystems or restore and improve land health and water quality on the Kootenai National Forest. Funding available for FY20 is $440,804 for RAC projects this year. These funds are made available to Lincoln County through the Secure Rural Schools and Self-determination Act.

The Secure Rural Schools and Self-determination Act provides funding for a variety of activities that benefit federal lands and resources. Title II projects fund work such as watershed restoration, noxious weed abatement, thinning trees, fuels reduction, enhancing recreation sites, and maintaining roads and trails. Individuals, non-profit organizations, and local governments can submit Title II project applications.

Proposal ideas should be directed to each district ranger where the project proposal resides. All project proposals need to be approved by the district ranger before they are submitted. New project application forms are available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd882623.pdf. The deadline for project proposal submission is September 24, 2021. No late projects or modifications to submitted projects will be accepted after the September 24 date.

The contact information for each ranger district is below:

Rexford/Fortine Ranger District

Seth Carbonari: seth.carbonari@usda.gov

949 US Hwy 93 N

Eureka, MT 59917-9550

406-296-2536

Acting Three Rivers Ranger District

Heather Fuller: heather.fuller@usda.gov

12858 US Hwy 2

Troy, MT 59935-8750

406-295-4693

Libby Ranger District

Nate Gassmann: nathan.gassmann@usda.gov

12557 MT Hwy 37

Libby, MT 59923-8212

406-293-7773

The Lincoln Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will be meeting on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Supervisor’s Office or virtually. A virtual link will be provided for the public.

For more information on the Committee or to learn more about the RAC, please contact RAC coordinator Larona Rebo at 406-283-7764 or larona.rebo@usda.gov.