Dixie National Forest seeks project proposals for consideration by RAC

Release Date: Oct 6, 2021

CEDAR CITY, UTAH – The public is encouraged to propose projects designed to improve Dixie National Forest lands and the rural economies of local counties. Project funding is being made available through Title II funds under the reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Public Law 112-141). Project proposals should be submitted electronically by January 31, 2022. Projects considered by the re-chartered Dixie National Forest Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will need to be received by that date and should have environmental clearance documentation completed.

Project  proposal forms are available at the Dixie National Forest web site http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/dixie/workingtogether/advisorycommittees or from Dixie National Forest Headquarters, 820 N Main St., Cedar City, Utah 84721. 

E-mail Title II applications to SM.FS.DixieNF_RAC@usda.gov. Proposals may also be mailed to Forest Headquarters in care of Resource Advisory Committee, Dixie National Forest, 820 N Main St., Cedar City, Utah 84721. Please allow for mail delivery time as the submissions must be received in the office by January 31, 2022.

Title II projects fund work such as: restoring watersheds, removing noxious and invasive weeds, conservation education, thinning trees, enhancing recreation sites, and repairing and maintaining infrastructure. The funds are made available by Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington counties which receive Federal funds based on the percentage of land in Federal ownership, timber receipt payments, and per capita income. The Dixie National Forest RAC will have approximately $820,500 for projects.

Individuals, non-profit organizations, and local governments can submit Title II project applications. The funds for approved projects will be available for 2022- 2023 implementation.

Additional information concerning Title II projects is available at the National Forest Service website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/working-with-us/secure-rural-schools  Applicants may contact the Forest RAC Team for more information about the RAC and projects at SM.FS.DixieNF_RAC@usda.gov